Telling “Stories” on Social Media
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
In the beginning, there were Snapchat Stories. Now, nearly every major social media platform has released its own “Story” format: there are Facebook Stories, Instagram Stories, and Medium Series, not to mention their close relatives, Twitter Moments, and Google AMP stories. Even YouTube is reportedly at work on its own version. The platforms might be different, but the idea is the same: Users swipe or tap their way through a vertically-oriented series of photos, videos, and text that somehow tells, well, a story.
It’s pretty clear that vertical storytelling is here to stay. But how do we use this for journalism? And what are the benefits to using these formats as opposed to more traditional means?
Join Kayla Epstein of the Washington Post, Kerri MacDonald of the New York Times, and Kaitlyn Jakola of Mic for a Journalism + Design talk about how news organizations are using Stories to create compelling journalism. They’ll discuss what makes a great Story, the different “genres” of Story, and show you how to construct narratives using photos, videos, text, and even emojis.
*This event is specifically for undergraduate and graduate students. Students from universities outside of the New School are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend.*
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