[social sandbox] visual stories, tools from Knight Lab, structured journalism
I was at NLGJA last week and sat in on a session about visual design. I thought I would pass along some of the interesting takeaways and links.
StoryMap helps journalists craft stories where location is key to the narrative (Think about field reporting trips!)
Soundcite allows reporters to seamlessly drop inline audio into a story (It was designed by our own Tyler Fisher)
Also of note:
4. I noticed two things this weekend. Buzzfeed has a version of the Quotable Tool that allows them to put words over images. (Vox has one too. Their code is here.) I love these, in part, because it makes it easy to socialize stories on Pinterest, Instagram and adds more info to a Facebook/Twitter post.
5. Also: props to Eric Deggans and Madhulika Sikka for having a conversation on Twitter. I love seeing when people who work here converse outside of here on social. It makes us look human! Also: it lets more people know about us. Have conversation on twitter!