Tag: new storytelling

by Sarah Alvarez

When I see the word “crowdsourcing” used in journalism it’s hard for me not to see it as condescending. Crowdsourcing isn’t bad, and at any level it does allow folks to participate in media, a far better thing than just consuming. But it’s not enough. If the occasional crowdsourced web feature and comment thread are [...] more »

by Paul Barnwell

“I feel like a trailblazer Mr. Barnwell!” ¬†Courtney exclaimed to me. She was a junior at Fern Creek Traditional High School in Louisville, Ky., and told me this early in the school year. She was in front of an iMac desktop, engaging in a blog debate on the usefulness of Twitter in the high school [...] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

While documentary films have come a long way since 2004 when Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time, paving the way for feature documentaries to carry box-office clout, they still have limited theatrical release and struggle to find homes on network television. Video on demand and streaming have increased documentaries’ exposure [...] more »

by Sue Schardt

My formidable cousin Connie loves to hunt. She’d been tracking a good-sized buck for some time out in the woods of her property in upstate New York when, she recounted to me recently, she caught up with him. She had him right in the sight of her Sako .243 rifle, finger on the trigger and, [...] more »

by Sandra Ordonez

After a few minutes of talking to Noah Rosenberg, you are reminded of the 1920s journalist caricature that we have grown to love as a society. Fast-talking, witty, entrepreneurial, and passionate about people. However, one major difference stands out — his multimedia storytelling skills and geek power which he is using to tell the stories [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The digital revolution has changed how we see our world and thus, it’s also changed how we tell the stories of our world. Over the course of the next week, MediaShift is looking at new forms of storytelling and how digital tools bolster that storytelling. We’re exploring at all kinds too, from film, to online, [...] more »