TELLING BETTER ONLINE STORIES
What does an online TV story look like? Most of the
time, it looks a lot like it did on the air only smaller. There's
nothing innovative or interactive about video that's just shoveled
to the Web. But what if you found a way to give Web users more control
over how they experience a story?
Married at the Mall,
a NewsLab experiment, offers one approach.
Steps to Multimedia Reporting walks you through
the process of producing a multimedia story from idea to execution.
The site also includes reviews of essential equipment and software.
Thanks to the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism,
and UC Berkeley's Jane Ellen Stevens.
of Digital Storytelling takes a more analytical approach, offering
a "taxonomy," a research clearinghouse, a showcase of
innovative stories and a discussion forum. Thanks to Nora Paul of
the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s
Institute for New Media Studies.
We also collected ideas from two workshops on storytelling
online, produced by NewsLab and the Institute for New Media Studies
at the University of Minnesota:
Sensing the News
Video storytelling in a digital