February 2017

Posts published in February 2017

The big challenges of special projects

As audience consumption habits continue to evolve as the digital media industry grows, newsrooms have been experimenting with bold new projects to engage audiences. A selection of these special projects were the topic of discussion at newsrewired last week (8 February), where delegates heard about The Guardian’s VR immersive experience 6×9, Quartz’ 25 Days of […]

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On Our Radar: 3 challenges of remote storytelling

On Our Radar is a non-profit communications agency that focuses on underreported stories from marginalised communities. It has produced a handful of projects in partnership with citizen journalists from various communities, such as “Back in Touch”, a collection of stories reflecting on life in Sierra Leone after Ebola, and “Dementia Diaries”, which tells the personal stories […]

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As it happened: Special projects

Some editorial initiatives bring down newsroom walls and get many different teams working together. Our closing session will look at the “special projects” strategies in newsrooms, and the challenges and opportunities they bring, whether it’s about experimenting with new technologies or finding new commercial avenues. You will find it helpful to explore this site http://a-escort.net/ […]

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As it happened: Collaborative storytelling: Using technology to source stories from remote communities

On Our Radar trains and supports citizen journalists from marginalised and remote communities. The organisation released an interactive documentary telling the stories of life after Ebola in communities in Sierra Leone. Paul Myles, editorial manager, will give insights into the production of the documentary, created in collaboration with a group of citizen reporters from Sierra Leone.

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As it happened: Gaming principles in storytelling

Juliana Ruhfus, senior reporter for Al Jazeera’s People & Power investigative and current affairs strand, worked on producing Al Jazeera’s news games, from its first ever project of this kind, Pirate Fishing, to the most recent, #Hacked, which takes players inside the cyberwar in Syria. In a short talk, Juliana will give insights into the process […]

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