Melody Kramer: "The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC News) has been producing interactive stories for many years, but it wasn’t until February of 2014 that Australia’s public broadcasting company formalized the process and created a team to focus exclusively on interactive storytelling."
DRC: This article contains a great list of software tools and insights into the process of interactive storytelling that are useful beyond the newsroom.
Aleszu Bajak: "Last October, [Laura] Amico coordinated the production of “Chasing Bayla,” an immersive story about one man’s quest to save a whale ensnared in fishing nets. The story features over 6,000 words juxtaposed with multiple photographs, videos, audio recordings, and animated illustrations. Amico recently spoke about the project at The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard."
Frank Rose: "When I first arrived in New York, some time back in the last century, I gazed in awe and fascination at subway riders reading The New York Times. Thanks to a precise and universally adopted method of folding the paper (had it been taught in schools?), they could read it and even turn its pages without thrusting them in anyone else's face. The trick? Folding those big, inky broadsheets into neat little rectangles—roughly the same size, in fact, as an iPad." ...
Kevin Moloney: "I’ve written elsewhere that we’re living through a Cambrian Explosion in the ecology of media. [...] And with this explosion has come a diversity of terms to describe new creations and new arrangements. Multimedia? Crossmedia? Transmedia? What is the difference? I get that question a lot, and it’s a good one."
Eddie Rehfeldt: "Breaking News: the search for a better narrative format for the internet is now available. Ben Decker once said “the internet is not just another TV pipe” and this was made apparent at SXSWi in Austin last week."
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight:
This article contains a great list of links to narrative content which has been "made for engaged impact" and will be of interest to all digital storytellers.
Susan Currie Sivek: "At the AEJMC conference this summer, Google News head Richard Gingras called for journalism educators to think beyond today's standard news site architecture and story structures and to teach journalism students the tools of computer science and product design" ...
Eva Domínguez: "Two Pulitzer Prizewinners are preparing a game in order to make the world aware of the conditions of inequality in which women and children are suffering in many parts of the world. It will be released in the autumn and it’s another example of the use of ludic strategies in journalism, a tendency known as newsgaming" ...
A reporter walks into a marketing agency and a “branded journalist” is born.
Biserka Anderson: The bottom line is that to stand out in the glut of online voices, a branded newsroom needs to meet three conditions: It has to be open, transparent and rigorous; it has to adhere to journalistic values; and it has to embrace technological innovation [...]
Fusion: "This [Ferguson Firsthand] is an interactive experience that explores Michael Brown’s death using a combination of graphic journalism and virtual reality. It allows you to move through an immersive recreation of the Ferguson shooting—and view the events based on eight eyewitness accounts."
Kate Abrosimova: "The craft of storytelling is experiencing a sea-change in its development. Putting a viewer in the event directly with the help of virtual reality technology is what journalists are likely to be doing in the next decade."
Sisi Wei: "Designed well, video games guide players to feel emotion and conflict, as well as learn the intricacies of complex subjects and systems. They engage users in a highly meaningful, memorable, and influential way" ...
Kevin Moloney: "For journalists (like me) journalism is a religion too. Like other religions it has a long history, dogma, ritual, and a well-formed system of ethics that helps us structure what we say and how we act" ...
Natan Edelsburg: "The role TV played in Rather’s reporting from interviewing Martin Luther King Jr. to endless presidents paints a clear picture of how TV became the mass medium it is today that complements the social web" ...
Lenika Cruz: "This project, still in its nascent stages, aims to bring attention to Southern California's cultural and artistic scene across 11 counties, providing in-depth criticism and analysis and by taking a "transmedia" approach, incorporating multiple platforms like video and photography in the telling of a single story."
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