From his dorm room, a watchdog writes a story praised by national mediaBen Doernberg, a Wesleyan University junior (and non-journalism major) Storified the police raid and arrest of journalists at Zuccotti Park in New York. Doernberg's story focused on reporters being arrested and denied access, and the student journalist has his professional colleagues' backs in a time of need. The Washington Post and The Atlantic embedded Doernberg's story, and Read Write Web wrote about his work.
Tracking slayings with multi-media to sum up a caseLindsey Anderson, editor in chief of American University's Eagle Online, used Storify to track the story of Washington, D.C. slayings, pulling together news stories, photos and videos and summarizing the case as it went to trial. Because her story was interactive, dynamic and embeddable, anyone wanting to understand this tragic story could dig in and learn about the crimes' impact in a human way.
Live-blogging a conversation between huge personalitiesAl Gore and Sean Parker -- two huge personalities -- sat down together at SXSW to discuss the internet. Sara Peralta, a Texas State graduate student, live-blogged the interview between vice president and internet entrepreneur and pulled it together in a Storify. A reporter practicing her craft in public pulled her notes together and republished in a larger form that recorded the event.
- Vice-President Al Gore joined serial entrepreneur Sean Parker for a conversation about internet and democracy at SXSW Interactive. The conversation was largely dominated by the former vice-president. Gore set the tone for the conversation by stating that "our democracy has been hacked, it no longer works the ways its supposed to be."
Capturing the color of an entertainment traditionStudent work on Storify doesn't have to be hard news. Maddie Gregory of Baylor used Storify to capture the color and energy of a school tradition -- the All-University Sing. With photos and video she brought an event to life that would not have been as lively in print. An interactive story allowed readers to engage in a new way with a favorite program.
Crowd-sourcing fan reaction to a shocking upsetSports and "social watching" are new areas of social media journalism. What do fans have to say about a great game -- or a stunning upset? When Missouri fell to Norfolk State in the NCAA Tournament, the Columbia Missourian captured fan reaction in a new way. One reporter interviewing fans might've been able to catch up with a half-dozen. Crowd-sourcing the same story connected the Missourian was a whole fan base.
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