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Richard Koci Hernandez on the Future of Visual Storytelling


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Slides to accompany a talk at the 2014 Journalism Interactive conference. Richard Koci Hernandez, of the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, explores frontiers in visual journalism and reviews visual tools and strategies for teaching. Watch the full video here.

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Richard Koci Hernandez on the Future of Visual Storytelling

  1. 1. +HELLO Richard Koci Hernandez Uc Berkeley graduate school of journalism Assistant Professor New Media
  3. 3. AGE: 42
  5. 5. Almost became
  6. 6. worked for
  7. 7. NOW, i work here
  8. 8. !
  9. 9. Things are bad we can stay here and get the shit beat out of us I will not go down that way I choose to fight back I choose to rise not fall I know that what is within me is also with you We can climb out of hell We meet our fate together
  10. 10. bigpicture THE
  11. 11. What is it?
  12. 12. The Internet is not a dumping ground for media created for other platforms
  13. 13. web = creative platform
  14. 14. It’s not a single canvas.
  15. 15. "We've now entered a phase in which visual communication is supplanting the written word – what some are calling the dawn of the ‘imagesphere.’ " ~Bob Lisbonne
  16. 16. In just one minute…
  17. 17. 208,300 photos are posted to Facebook
  18. 18. 510,000 photos are liked on Instagram
  19. 19. Posts with images drive up to 180% more engagement than those without.
  20. 20. Visual Journalism isn’t new
  21. 21. We have no idea what new piece of technology might launch that could change everything.
  22. 22. It’s better to have a bigger purpose and some firm beliefs to guide you, than it is to have a plan.
  23. 23. I trust that the creative eye will continue to function, whatever technological innovations may develop. - Ansel Adams 1983
  24. 24. Forget the platform: The "elements of good storytelling are eternal"
  25. 25. Skill Technique
  27. 27. PROBLEM SOLVING CREATIVITY Unrelenting Pursuit of PRACTICE Manage CHANGE NOT A Videographer ReMIX
  28. 28. The FUTURE IS NOW
  29. 29. longevity
  30. 30. “Inside all of us is a visual storyteller waiting to emerge..”
  32. 32. “Make stories that wont go away. Make your mark as only YOU can”
  33. 33. Every masterpiece starts with a single brush stroke.
  34. 34. The edge, the secret sauce to mastery, is not waiting for perfection, instead, start where you are with reckless abandon.
  35. 35. Are you in or out?
  36. 36. FORM
  37. 37. What can story be?
  38. 38. The ancient art of storytelling is in need of some modern clothing.
  39. 39. K I T N+ =+ The narrative cannot be unaffected by technology. NEW NARRATIVES are emerging.
  40. 40. ~ADAM WESTBROOK from The Web Video Problem
  41. 41. ~ADAM WESTBROOK from The Web Video Problem
  42. 42. I WANT to create journalists that THRIVE as technology gets FASTER.
  43. 43. Fearless by Avni Nijhawan
  44. 44. S h a r e Dig DEEP
  45. 45. “When all is said and done, more is said than done.”   ! ~Lou Holtz
  46. 46. JFDI- Just F’ing Do It