Special Series: New Storytelling

    by Courtney Lowery Cowgill
    September 23, 2012
    Background image by "Sergio Alvarez":http://www.flickr.com/people/tranchis/ via Flickr.

    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, to public media; from a digital storytelling course in a Kentucky high school to a new kind of college journalism course that teaches new forms of storytelling.

    We're exploring at all kinds of storytelling this week, from film, to online, to public media."

    Series Posts

    Teaching New Forms of Storytelling, from Database Narratives to Quantum Journalism, by Susan Currie Sivek


    Narrative.ly Taps Into NYC’s Untold Stories by Sandra Ordonez

    Public Media Reinvents Itself With ‘Full-Spectrum’ Storytelling by Sue Schardt

    How Transmedia Storytelling Could Revolutionize Documentary Filmmaking by Amanda Lin Costa


    How to Teach Digital Storytelling in High School by Paul Barnwell

    Should We Blow Up Reporters’ Beats in the Digital Age by Josh Stearns

    Beyond Crowdsourcing: How to Turn Sources Into Storytellers by Sarah Alvarez

    Previous Coverage of Storytelling

    How National Geographic Used the Cowbird Storytelling Tool to Tell a Reservation’s Whole Story by Susan Currie Sivek

    SXSW Showcases Rise of Multiplatform Storytelling and Collaborative Filmmaking by Nick Mendoza

    Medill Students Use Locative Media for Mobile Storytelling by Amy Lee

    How Design Links Storytelling to Social Enterprise
    by Alex Park

    Carnivale Creator Bypasses Hollywood, Launches Transmedia Story Haunted by Amanda Lin Costa


    Have a storytelling story to tell? Be in touch!

    Managing editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer based in central Montana. In addition to her work with MediaShift, she teaches online courses at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism. Before she came to MediaShift, she was the co-founder and editor in chief of the now shuttered online magazine NewWest.Net. When she’s not writing, teaching or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 15 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their new daughter. She blogs about life on the farm, and other things, at www.lifecultivated.com.

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