It’s All About the Story. Journalism 350. It’s All About the Story. Take charge of the story Give it focused, selfish and obsessed attention You’re the expert – you know the story best Constantly think about it, step back and assess Who should I talk to now? What does it need?
Selecting the right media
Provides depth, background
Explains context, analyzes complex
Provides immediacy online
Allows for quick reaction from readers
Uses hyperlinks for more info
Provide background: FAQs, Bio box
Analysis: What does the news mean?
Pro/con: Allow for debate
Summaries: Explains what a multimedia package is about
Curating with Storify: Big 10
Capture a moment in time
Show something is happening
Tell truth without a filter
Captures emotion, inflection
Voice of God – NPR
Goes beyond single moment
Tells stories with beginning, middle and end
Layered – combining photo, audio
Rotus – by Jeff Zeleny
Captures action, motion
Lets subjects tell their own stories
Portrays drama of a story
Explains how things work, how to do something
Keeps readers engaged
Homicide in LA
Is your story dense with information?
Does it require a lot of background?
Does it have strong visuals?
Does it have strong sound?
Is there action?
Does it have a lot of numbers?
Would an interactive make it personal?
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Mindy McAdams cheat sheet for multimedia
Knight Digital Center tutorial