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Alternative story forms Presentation for  Florida Atlantic University Multimedia Journalism Class
Writing for the web We have discussed: <ul><li>Shorter (paragraphs & overall) </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets </li></ul><ul><li>...
Alternative Story Forms  <ul><li>Convey news without using the standard inverted pyramid format. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be ...
Examples: <ul><li>a timeline </li></ul><ul><li>a checklist </li></ul><ul><li>a fact box </li></ul><ul><li>graphic </li></u...
Review examples <ul><li>Go to fauclass.blogspot.com and let’s review the links I have to alternative story forms. </li></ul>
Poynter study of ASFs <ul><li>Alt story forms help readers grasp information presented to them.  </li></ul><ul><li>They dr...
Databases  <ul><li>Presenting facts in a new way </li></ul><ul><li>Structured information </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </l...
Mashups <ul><li>A digital mashup is a digital media file containing text, graphics, audio, video and animation drawn from ...
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Alternative Story Forms

  1. 1. Alternative story forms Presentation for Florida Atlantic University Multimedia Journalism Class
  2. 2. Writing for the web We have discussed: <ul><li>Shorter (paragraphs & overall) </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets </li></ul><ul><li>Informative subheads </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking stories down into chunks of information, like sidebars. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Alternative Story Forms <ul><li>Convey news without using the standard inverted pyramid format. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used as sidebars or as the main presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s name some…. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples: <ul><li>a timeline </li></ul><ul><li>a checklist </li></ul><ul><li>a fact box </li></ul><ul><li>graphic </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>By the numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Dos and don’ts </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>Guide (Facebook 101) </li></ul><ul><li>How to </li></ul><ul><li>List </li></ul><ul><li>Pro/con </li></ul><ul><li>Biographical profile -facts under subheads </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Quote box </li></ul><ul><li>Map mashup </li></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul>
  5. 5. Review examples <ul><li>Go to fauclass.blogspot.com and let’s review the links I have to alternative story forms. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Poynter study of ASFs <ul><li>Alt story forms help readers grasp information presented to them. </li></ul><ul><li>They draw the reader’s eye better than regular text </li></ul><ul><li>They work best with fact-laden stories, providing a way to handle numbers, time, location, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Databases <ul><li>Presenting facts in a new way </li></ul><ul><li>Structured information </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Allows user to make information personally relevant </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mashups <ul><li>A digital mashup is a digital media file containing text, graphics, audio, video and animation drawn from pre-existing sources, to create a new derivative work. </li></ul><ul><li>Common mashups: Using Google maps to present a database </li></ul><ul><li>( Example: housingmaps.com) </li></ul>

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