Links to a range of materials for anyone interested in producing news for new platforms, including multimedia and data stories, free tools, games and resources.
Using games to tell news stories forces journalists to think and work in radically different ways. But, these rich, non-linear narratives have the potential to push storytelling in new directions and engage audiences more deeply.
Pearson’s half-year results last week show that premium content and mobile platforms mean publishers can make money from digital and rely less on advertising.
Editors need to experiment and be willing to fail if they are going reap the benefits of digital platforms
Paul Egglestone gives his insights into the use of games in journalism and the challenges of incorporating games into newsroom workflows
Narrative is vital when using data as a storytelling device and the lack of a story can render the most elaborate data visualisation pointless.
Creating content was the topic of last week’s Volunteering Queensland media workshop run by the University of Queensland.
Australia’s National Broadband Network is forcing the hand of government and organisations, which are looking for ways to collaborate with content creators.
There are some tools available that can bring a strong visual and interactive element to stories without the need to create in Flash
There could only be another decade left in the Australian country show circuit. As financial pressures mount and people become time poor, communities are less able to support the agricultural events that roll through town each year.
Structure. pace and clarity are Brett McCauley’s ingredients for a good edit. Having worked on Channel Ten’s successful MasterChef series McCauley has some good ideas about how to keep an audience visually and emotionally engaged.
Advertising, interactive narratives, social media, citizen journalism and gaming are all part of the mix in the third-year Convergent Production course at the University of Queensland this semester.
In good multimedia storytelling the content and medium are in harmony. Either the the story is constructed to play to the strengths of the medium, or the choice of medium is determined by the content available.
Talk of free content and failing business models is overshadowing a key aspect of digital publishing: opportunity
Rwandan journalist Robert Mukombozi has been arrested, kidnapped and shot at. Explore his story.
Rich media and interaction were key requirements for the UNESCO WPFD 2010 website.
Online media experts will offer their views on the direction of news, journalism and technology in a series of upcoming lectures at UQ’s School of Journalism and Communication.
Using a combination of text, sound, vision and interaction, your reader can have a richer and more rewarding experience.