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Digital storytelling in it's many forms - including podcasts, online magazines, and interactive websites - provides Americans with increasingly popular ways to seek out news, commentary, and insights. Storybench, a project from the Media Innovation Program at Northeastern University, is dedicated to sharing and developing "the art and science of digital storytelling." Designed for journalism professionals and students, web designers, and novice coders, Storybench explores the technological, journalistic, and aesthetic techniques of digital journalism through articles, interviews, and online tutorials. Recent Storybench features include a guide to using the data analysis and visualization tool RStudio; an interview with Matthew Jockers, who used RStudio in order to create the Syuzhet package, a unique program that produces "story shapes" to outline the plot of a novel; and an analysis of how to create longform writing that can be easily read on mobile devices. Tutorials available on this site include a variety of map-making techniques. Educators, meanwhile, will want to check out the For Educators tab, which features a variety of workshops and activities designed for the classroom. Interested readers can subscribe to receive email updates.
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September 23rd, 2016
Date Of Record Creation
September 20th, 2016 at 1:47pm
Date Of Record Release
September 20th, 2016 at 3:21pm
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