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    • Digital Storytelling & Tools University of North Texas Department of Journalism Online Journalism 3340 February 26, 2008
    • HOMEWORK - Post on Blog
    • Importance of Interaction & Involvement
      • Two key factors
        • Shift in flow of mass communications from one-way to multi-directional flow.
          • Impacting how news is defined, the way it’s presented and how journalists do their jobs
        • What people learn from the news
          • User-controlled, user-driven content enhance learning
          • Readers making mental connections to stories
          • “Participating” in the news
    • Traditional v. Digital Storytelling
      • Traditional
      • Focus on text
      • Photos
      • Periodic updating
      • One-dimensional
      • Long-form narrative
      • Digital Media
      • Immediacy
      • ‘ Non-linear’ presentations
      • Richness in words, pictures and sounds
      • Shorter ‘segments’
    • The Five ‘I’s
      • Interactivity
      • Involvement
      • Immediacy
      • Integration
      • In-depth
    • Interaction & Involvement
      • Traditional
      • One-way flow
      • Inform, educate and entertain
      • Editor/Reporter/
      • Producer driven
      • The ‘old’ wire services
      • Digital Media
      • Multidirectional
      • Inform, educate, entertain & ENGAGE
      • Editor, reporter, producer & reader/view
      • Online, TV news
    • Text Static Graphic: Photo Text Box Online Discussion Lurker Link
      • Interactive:
      • Timeline
      • fact box
      • Slideshow
      • map
      Quiz Interactive Game Interactive Flash Content Online Discussions Reporter Email Interaction/Involvement Continuum Low High The greater the interaction and involvement, the higher the learning
    • Strategic Interactivity
      • NY Times – 2002
        • Interactivity at all levels
        • DC Sniper coverage
          • 26 choices “Complete Coverage: End of a Hunt”
          • Interactive maps
          • Slide show
          • Streaming video
          • Discussion forum
    • Strategic Interactivity
      • Dallas Morning News
        • ‘ Faces of TYC’
        • http://www.dallasnews.com/investigativereports/tyc/
        • In-depth articles
        • Original documents
        • Audio/Video
        • Maps
    • Strategic Interactivity
      • The Seattle Times – Pike Place Market
        • http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pikeplacemarket/
      • Audio Slide Show
      • Interactive Map
      • Share Your Own Photos
    • Strategic Interactivity
        • The Washington Post – Rob Curley
          • Loudoun County Extra
            • http://loudounextra.washingtonpost.com/
        • “ Hyperlocal”:
          • Local news driven by Interaction and Interactivity
          • News
          • Blogs
          • Webcams
          • Extensive local listings
            • Businesses, schools, churches, high school sports, calendar
    • Your thoughts
      • Is more interaction and interactivity good? Why?
      • Do you learn more reading online, offline or watching the news?
      • What tool most enhances your reading? How?
    • Making Interactivity Work
      • Enhances user experience
      • Increases readers/viewers understanding of story
      • Extends media’s reach into the community
      • Expands access and content depth
      • Generates more timely, relevant content
    • Integration
      • “ Among-media”
        • Shovelware
        • Reproducing newspaper story as-is into newspaper
        • Posting video from newscast onto the web
        • “ I think that the great fear was that we were all going to turn into three-headed monsters and do three times as much work in eight hours, and you just can’t. And, furthermore, you probably won’t do it that well; particularly in a market this size you can’t afford to have a mediocre person on TV or a mediocre news writer.”
          • Jim Riley, Director of Operations, of TBO.com
          • http://www.ojr.org/ojr/workplace/1017858030.php
    • Integration
      • “ Within-media”
        • Great reporting + multimedia using digital media tools: your pen, paper, digital recorder, digital video camera
        • Long form narrative meets digital story telling
        • Fully integrated into the story assignment process
        • Ability for more in-depth coverage
          • Better interviews
          • Greater consciousness of photos
          • Selected use of video
        • Fairness & accuracy still reign
    • Digital Storytelling Tools
      • Shovelware out, Within Media In
      • It’s no place for lazy journalists
      • Dig deeper, report more, drive to find more sources, quicker
      • Need to be more accurate and more thorough
      • Search, research and verify
    • Digital Storytelling Tools
      • Rules of the road:
        • Tighter, shorter copy
        • Section heads
        • Boldface type, bulleted presentations
        • Pull out quotes
        • Timelines
        • Links
        • Fact Boxes
        • Graphics
        • Visuals
        • Audio
    • Digital Storytelling Tools
      • Drilling Down – What Really Works
        • Timelines
          • Old School: Static graphic in chronological order
          • New School: Dates, images, description, audio
        • http://www.reuters.com/news/globalcoverage/timelines
      • Quality Audio & Video
      • Slide shows
      • Story Boards