What time, patience & a little OCD can teach you about the interactive news landscape

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Troy Griggs of The New York Times; Ken Schwencke of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 10 at 9:00am
  • Location: Colorado E
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Since April 11th, 2012, I have been collecting every example of interactive news and alternative storytelling forms in a simple spreadsheet. The goal was to better understand how both large- and small-scale news organizations used nontraditional methods of storytelling and what worked or did not work. As of 2015, I have collected over 4,600 projects and gained a pretty good understanding of the arc of interactive news over time, from the organizational level to the personal level. I'd like to formally present the document and lead a discussion on what could be gleaned from it.

 

Speaker Bios

  • Troy Griggs is an Assistant Editor in The New York Times Graphics dept. who was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues. He previously worked as a special projects editor for The Guardian’s London-based visuals team. Before that, he worked at The Times in a number of roles, including as a designer and developer on the digital news design team. @TroyEricG

  • Ken Schwencke is the editor of ProPublica's news applications team, which creates interactive databases and graphics. Ken has been with ProPublica since 2016, where he has worked on the award-winning Electionland project, ran Nonprofit Explorer, and reported on LGBTQ issues and white supremacists. Previously, he worked on The New York Times’ interactive news team and the Los Angeles Times data desk. @schwanksta

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  • What time, patience & a little OCD can teach you about the interactive news landscape
    Since April 11th, 2012, Troy Griggs has been collecting every example of interactive news and alternative storytelling forms in a simple spreadsheet. The goal was to better understand how both large- and small-scale news organizations used nontraditional methods of storytelling and what worked or did not work. As of 2015, Griggs has collected over 4,600 projects and gained a pretty good understanding of the arc of interactive news over time, from the organizational level to the personal level. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sSWytfD1N1nuXkry7IZyscahj9M8lX04XJWeqrdgDZk/pubhtml# http://depot.thethrust.net/