Integrated storytelling: NewsRewired 2011
With Storify very much the darling of storytelling tolls at this NewsRewired conference session I’ve pulled in my notes from the session alongside tweets, videos and pictures in a Storify – I’ll be posting here with more from the other sessions I went to soon
Here’s what it said about the session in the agenda:
The opportunities for multimedia storytelling online are vast — from video, photographs and audio to social media, visualisations and mapping — but how can journalists bring together an array of different online platforms to tell stories in the most effective way? This session will look at the collection of tools out there to do just this, and some top tips on how to curate and collect the best content for the platform.
With: Xavier Damman, co-founder, Storify; Adam Westbrook, online video journalist and lecturer and blogger; Stephen Abbott, executive producer, culture, the Guardian and Andy Cotgreave, senior product consultant, Tableau Software.
Adam Westbrook said if he was going to tell the story of the conference session he’d probably use Storify – and with the new media tool in the spotlight I thought it apt to pull together my notes on the session with other tweets, photos, audios and bits of media to tell a snippet of what was said.
Immersive storytelling — how does this apply to journalism? Something we need to think about.
Next up Stephen Abbott –
Matt Weaver was named the human storify, Abbott looked at Guardian fashion on tumblr — he talked about making the best of the platform to work at best speed, and used examples like Aleks Krotoski’s tumblr notebook.
|Aleks Krotoski untangling the web
“…the metaphors of “place’ and “tool’ most appropriately represent the use of technology in contemporary society, especially given the advent of social media.” White, D. S. & Le Cornu, A. (2011, Sept). Visitors and residents: A new typology for online engagement. First Monday, Vol 16(9).
|Guardian fashion on tumblr
London, Paris, New York, Milan: this Guardian Fashion blog is dedicated to news and coverage of all the fashion weeks. Follow the guardian.co.uk/fashion team on Twitter: Jess Cartner-Morley, Head of…
Q for Stephen: Don’t the tools alienate people? A: Find the best place to tell the stories — if breaking on Twitter or social media then use storify. Weird hypothetical question about “what if the guardian didn”t have those platforms”
I’m afraid I didn’t take any notes in Andy Cotgreave’s speech as I was busy sorting out a technical issue.
Xavier Damman got up to speak about Storify and showed some examples which other speakers had touched on – like the Guardian’s use of storify to cover the Troy Davies execution – it’s because social media is faster than news organisations, Damman said.
The World Reacts To Steve Jobs’ Death
Steve Jobs: The world remembers
You can turn stories into slideshows & have other visualisations. Storify has deep emotional impact.
Imagine there’s no heaven
Twitter’s people tribute to John Lennon. “Imagine” lyrics mentioned in an open and transparent conversation. Last link gives you the song.