Affiliation:The New York Times, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
This session explores the developing art of creating mobile-friendly news interactives that deliver personalized experiences to users by guiding them through a series of choices. Scott Blumenthal, deputy editor of interactive news at the New York Times and Sandeep Junnarkar, director of interactive journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, will explain the process of building these interactives that show audiences where they fit into the news – helping them understand complex issues or make informed decisions. The panelists will showcase work they've produced and explain how the pieces came together. This engaging form of storytelling can help the user forge connections to the experiences of others – giving them a deeper, more visceral understanding of the news’ impact on people’s lives.