Plan for the day• Overview of digital storytelling tools & techniques• Group exercise: Analyze digital stories• Working lunch: Demonstrate tools• Group exercise: Plan (& work on) digital story• Present story plans
Ask about each story• Can you cover the story live?• What are potential multimedia elements of your story?• How can a map help tell your story?• How can you engage the community?• What links will provide greater depth?• Can data provide depth, personal info?• What form will tell this story best?• What content should you curate?
Live coverage• Liveblog as the story happens (CoverItLive, ScribbleLive, update story/blog)• Live-tweet (feed into liveblog)• Livestream with webcasts, webcams, dashboard cam• Feed tweets into blog/story using a widget• Live data• Text alerts
Multimedia elements• Photos (individual photos, galleries, time lapse, audio slide shows, submitted, social, media, panoramic)• Videos (raw, edited, in story, webcam, webcast, security cameras, user-submitted, social media, link to video)• Animation (Flash, HTML5)• Audio (alone, w/ photos or videos)• Bring it all together
Maps• Invite users to tell their stories & share their photos on map• Story unfolds live on the map• Map as database• Map is format for user-guided story• Map in motion• Crowdmap
Engage the community• Crowdsource (investigations, features, events)• Collaborate w/ or curate blogs• Conversation on Twitter, Facebook• Polls• Contests• Hashtags• Sharing tools, ratings• Ask for photos, videos
LinksEditorial reason: ContextEthical reason: AttributionBusiness benefits:• Generate traffic• Boost SEOSending users away works for Google; it will work for you, too.
Databases• Help users personalize story• Answer questions• Provide depth• Provide detail• Interactive• Data visualization
Alternate story form• List• Graphic novel• Timeline• Map• Graphic• Self-directed, not linear
What is curation?Museum curator: Journalism curator:• Studies topic • Studies topic• Chooses relevant • Chooses relevant content (other content (social sources & museum media, blogs, staff) collection) • Authenticates• Authenticates • Groups related items• Groups related items • Provides context• Provides context • Presents collected• Presents exhibit content
NPR’s Andy Carvin“I think curation has always been apart of journalism; we just didnt call itthat.” – quoted in The Atlantic byPhoebe Connelly
Curation tools for journos• Google & other search engines• Twitter Search (advanced)• Other Social media search• Storify, Storyful, Chirpstory
Gathering content• Reporting notes • Web search• Shoot video • Social search (can• Shoot photos localize)• Record audio • Blog search• Acquire video • Archival search• Acquire database • Invite submissions• Scrape data • What else?
Presenting story• Text • Timeline• Video • Graphic• Slideshow • Embed(s)• Photo gallery • Combination• Animation • What else?• Map(s)
Storytelling exercise• What are the elements used?• How was content gathered?• How was the story presented?• What skills were needed?• What could make the story better?• How might you use these tools, techniques on an upcoming story?
Choose a digital story• Collapse of highway bridge• Parkersburg tornado• Vanishing coastline• Choose a story from Visual.ly• Faces of the Dead & Faces of the Fallen
Some storytelling tools• Storify & Storyful (curate social & Web content)• Intersect (time & place)• Maps (Google & Crowdmap)• Timelines (Dipity & Memolane)• Visual.ly• What else?
Follow up• Send links of your digital stories to:firstname.lastname@example.org• These tips, tools & examples: stevebuttry.wordpress.com• slideshare.net/stevebuttry• @stevebuttry
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