Long-form journalism meets digital storytelling

“Snow Fall” is a fascinating experiment.  It’s the story of an avalanche in the American northwest.  That story appears in text format, along the lines of long-form journalism.  But “Snow Fall” also includes well done, nicely selected multimedia, including a 3d map/flyover of the catastrophe’s location, photos from involved people, and an eerie opening video of a windblown snowscape.

In a way, “Snow Fall” is a big budget, large-scale version of what the rest of us do in Cowbird.  Coupling well-written text with chosen non-text media might be the new normal for digital storytelling.

(cross-posted to my main blog)

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2 Responses to Long-form journalism meets digital storytelling

  1. Gabor says:

    Reminds me of this digital story: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=Dock-Ellis Scroll down to enjoy the story.

  2. That’s really similar in so many ways. Thank you, Gabor.

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