Thinking about Storify as a news tool

Josh Stearns

Thanks again to Josh Stearns of Free Press, who spoke with us via video chat on Thursday about his Storify of the Year on journalists who’ve been arrested while trying to cover Occupy protests. Stearns offered some great observations and insight about using Storify as a curation tool.

For your next blog post, please write up Stearns’ talk. As part of what you write, I want you to take a look at two or three Storify presentations from news organizations, which you can find on the Storify home page. What do you like about them? What do you not like? Do you think Storify is here to stay, or does it seem like a fad that will fade away?

Standard length: 250 to 350 words. Deadline: Monday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. I did not pull that time out of a hat. I expect to be sitting down at the Brattleboro public library at that very moment, and I want to use that time to read through your posts.

Remember, I am expecting that you will post to your blog at least twice a week. In addition to assigned posts such as this one, you should keep blogging your beat as well.

We are going to do our Storify assignment in class on Tuesday. Please have a few ideas for what you might do, as picking a topic is generally the biggest stumbling block. If you can find something related to your beat, that would be great, but it’s not a requirement.

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About Dan Kennedy

I am an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University, and I'm using WordPress.com for my blog, Media Nation, as well as class websites.
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