August Never Ends

August Never Ends ohdeargodbees: It’s a head splitting cognitive dissonance to be fielding requests for help from friends who have just gotten swatted at the same time as giving someone else numbers on the harassment and abuse perpetrated by GamerGate because someone he’s talking to thinks it’s over and never … Continue reading

Why Normal People Don’t Trust Data Journalism – According to an Idiot

Why Normal People Don’t Trust Data Journalism – According to an Idiot laughterkey: shortformblog: lifeandcode: infographicsinua: For a start, this kind of reporting doesn’t obey any of the four golden rules of attention-seeking: novelty, controversy, celebrity and sex. Another way of putting it is: they’re boring, written by boring people … Continue reading

The ‘Snow Fall’ effect

The ‘Snow Fall’ effect Following the critically acclaimed NYT piece “Snow Fall”, it looks like longform journalism may finally be catching up with multimedia story telling – 20 years after the birth of multimedia. As a journalist who has been studying interactive multimedia since the 90s, It’s very welcome.