Class notes: Tuesday, April 26

Discoverability (how someone finds your story)

What are some ways people will be able to find your story?

Engagement (how long someone spends with your story)

What are some ways to entice people to spend more time on your story?

“Multimedia” – making a deliberate mix of elements to deepen a reader’s understanding of a story – is about increasing engagement, via “rich media” and interactivity.

Rich media: a digital advertising term for an ad that includes advanced features like video, audio, or other elements that encourage viewers to interact and engage with the content.

What are some examples of interactivity? What makes it interesting?


Project tips:

Timeline examples: Changing styles at Ole Miss

Storify example – Changing standards of female beauty/body types

Which of these works better? Why?

***Make sure to make full use of the tool!***

StoryMap: Why are you eating that?

Timeline: The music of Sam Mooney

Adding photos to WordPress, Medium

Shooting video: Vertical Video Syndrome – pros and cons





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