Multimedia Storytelling in Journalism
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Jill Hopke @jillhopke
January 6, 2015
Mul$media Storytelling in
Capture life as it happens
Not intercede with subject
Engaging way to tell a story, grab aAen$on
Image Source: de Mare, A. & Kelly, K. (2014). The homestretch. United States: Spargel Produc$ons and Kartemquin Films.
Point of View (POV)
Take viewer somewhere
Focus on why and how
Subject in their reality, in their own voice
Basis for all produc$on decisions
NarraEve Structure DramaEc Curve
Exposi$on Inci$ng Moment
Crisis or Climax
Adapted from: Rabiger, M. (1998). Direc&ng the Documentary. Boston: Focal Press. Time
Types of Conict
Internal External Societal Environmental
How Ebola Roared Back The New York Times December 29, 2014
Did you go somewhere? Did you meet anyone interesEng? Did you learn anything? Did you feel something? Were there surprises? Did it transform your thinking? Adapted from: Wadhams, S. (n.d.). Thinking about radio. Unpublished manuscript.
A good story will take you on a journey
How Would You Cover Student Debt?
Your Editor Assigns You to Cover Student Debt
Illinois Ranks #15 Public and Private Non-Prot Schools
Source: Short, K. (2014, Nov. 19). Here is the average student debt burden in each state, The Hungton Post. Data visualizaEon by debt.com.
Trends in Mul$media and
The MulEmedia Reporter
Homeless Families WBEZ, December 12, 2014
Sharing and Cross-PromoEon
Ebolas Pa$ent Zero New York Times and Frontline
December 29, 2014
Changing DistribuEon Plaaorms
News consump$on is increasingly on-demand, mobile and social, especially for younger audiences.
Further Reading, Viewing, Listening
Block, B. (2008). The Visual Story. Oxford: Focal Press.
Kern, J. (2008). Sound Repor&ng. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Rabiger, M. (2014). Direc&ng the Documentary. Burlington, MA: Focal Press.
PBS. Independent Lens. PRX. Radiotopia.
QuesEons? Thank you! Jill Hopke