Infographics: Telling stories through visual thinking
Ross Crooks, co-founder of Column Five, shares how to use infographics successfully to tell stories in journalism.
Drone Storytelling: How to get started
This month we delved into drone storytelling for our Innovation in Focus project. Here are five tips to help you get started if you’re new to drones! 1. Your first drone should be one you can crash — a lot Buy a cheap drone for practice so you can crash it without putting a dent in your finances. … Continued
Drone storytelling: Changing how we capture the world
Matthew Borowick shares his advice, methods and passion for drone storytelling. Watch our next segment to see a story we produced while utilizing drones to expand our visuals.
Data-driven storytelling: An essential part of telling stories
Allison McCann, data reporter with Vice News Tonight on HBO, speaks about the power of data-driven storytelling to provide important context and depth to journalism.
Augmented reality: How to make it easy, affordable and fun
For newsroom leaders already struggling to produce and monetize daily content, I understand how augmented reality tools might seem out of their reach. Though tools from Google, Amazon and Apple can be daunting with their requirement of coding knowledge, there are tools that make it easy for those of us with small budgets, little to … Continued
Data-driven storytelling: Bridges of Missouri
According to the Federal Highway Administration, Missouri has the fourth-highest number of structurally deficient bridges in the United States. This week for Innovation in Focus, Megan Smith investigates this number to learn why. Watch our second segment next week to hear from an expert on data-driven storytelling and why it’s vital to utilize at your news … Continued
Fact-checking: Journalism distilled to its essence
Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact, speaks with us about fact-checking, how to get started and why it’s an important part of journalism today. Watch our next segment to see what Missouri residents thought about each of the claims we fact-checked and their opinions on fact-checking websites provided by news organizations.
Fact-checking: What’s true and false? Columbia weighs in
We interviewed residents in Columbia, Missouri, to see which claims they felt were true or false before we showed them the results of our fact-checking. Does the public feel that fact-checking websites are useful? Watch and see. And explore our fact-checker files in GitHub. In our expert segment, we speak with Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact, about her work and advice … Continued
Augmented Reality: Tools for newsrooms
Tom’s Hardware News Director Seth Colaner speaks about augmented reality tools that newsrooms can use to present their content to news consumers.
Augmented Reality: Creating interactive news content
True/False Film Fest attendees speak about interacting with our augmented reality experience during the four-day event in March.