Tag Archives: visual storytelling

Snapchat Discover One Year Later: How 23 Media Companies Are Building Stories For Evan Spiegel

Smart phone apps and social media sites have found creative new ways to spread news in the past couple years. This article discusses the growth of Snapchat’s “Discover” feature, since its launch in January 2015. Publishers are still facing issues with formatting, as news stories have to fit the vertical layout; investment, since consumers do […]

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A Cast of Characters in Iowa

The New York Times video, “Why the Iowa Caucuses Loom So Large,” discusses the state’s brief and somewhat unexpected foray into the public eye during the presidential campaigns. The video explores the conclusions of a NYT reporter who has lived in the state for the past year, researching the role the caucuses play in “winnowing the field of […]

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Visual Storytelling: Interactive Media

The New York Times described this piece on the 2014 New York City Marathon as “a poem in sights and sounds, featuring an interactive map of the course and video.” Beginning in Staten Island, the reader travels through the course observing short (no more than 15 seconds) scenes during the race. Each scene is captioned by […]

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Visual Storytelling Transmits Passion to Viewer

This post is a critique of this video. I was immediately struck by the passion these photographers had in this video. One could imagine artists like these being pompous or arrogant while describing their art form, but these people completely broke that stereotype. You could feel their earnest enthusiasm as they reviewed each of their favorite […]

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Material Recycling Facility Experience

As I enter the murf in my yellow hardhat and bright orange safety vest, my ears are bombarded with simultaneous sounds of crushing glass, clinking machinery, and sharp, loud bangs. My nostrils are consumed with an unpleasant odor as I make my way through this maize-like structure. Bang. Crush. I look down to see magazines […]

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How News is Presented: Food for Thought

The importance of food is crucial to human survival, but the way food is managed today strikes debates on certain practices done to food and what we as a society are constantly consuming. How that news is presented can make all the difference. 1. The video explaining “The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers” was the most […]

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A Look Into Rachel Morgan’s Everyday Life

One week with Rachel Morgan has changed my entire outlook on what is perceived as a “normal” day for people. I first met Rachel in a dining hall in Ann Arbor where she mentioned her goal of earning a PHD in Immunology and studying arthritis. I have learned a great deal about Rachel from her […]

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Visual story telling: A month in the life of Diane Miller

http://nikkihorowitz.com/a-month-in-the-life-diane-miller/   – To see photographs Diane Miller (24) is the director and lead instructor at Ringstar, a studio dedicated to supporting and promoting physical, circus, and theater arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She is especially skilled at aerial silks and stage combat fighting.  Diane and her fiancé, Chris consider themselves to be naturalists.  They spend […]

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Visual Storytelling: Depicting Sensitive Material Tastefully

This article from The Verge features two examples of visual storytelling: illustration and video. The topic is highly sensitive and personal, and would not nearly be as impactful if it just relied on text to tell the story. It is a feature about a women who received a face transplant; a highly dangerous and invasive […]

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