Following last month’s the Pulitzer prize for New York Times sports reporter John Branch, the author of Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek, and this week’s Webby Awards which also recognised examples of beautiful long-form storytelling online, this week’s podcast looks at some of the exciting ways newspapers and others are telling in-depth stories on digital platforms.
The podcast addresses some of the issues which arise when bringing together long-form narrative with powerful visuals and interactivity, including the sorts of stories which best suit this approach, the benefits for audiences, journalists and news outlets, and the need for experimentation, even if on a smaller scale.
We speak to:
- John Branch, sports reporter, the New York Times, who won the Pulitzer prize for feature writing last month for Snow Fall
- Benji Lanyado, journalist and interactive designer, now also working on a new start-up
- Dan Zak, reporter, Washington Post, who authored The Prophets of Oak Ridge
- Sarah Sampsel, director of digital, mobile and new product design, Washington Post
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We will have more on Journalism.co.uk next week from the podcast interviewees on this subject.