Your Call: How are journalists using the web as a platform to innovate?
Your Call for July 15th, 2014: We’ll talk to the makers of the interactive web-based documentary, “Hollow” about the boom and bust of a single county in West Virginia. The viewer is asked to scroll through and click on music, photographs, videos, and timelines to experience a varied and in-depth portrait of a place and its people. So where are you seeing good online documentary work? And what’s the power of web technology to enhance news and storytelling? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.
Elaine McMillion Sheldon, documentary storyteller, visual journalist, and producer of “Hollow,” an interactive web documentary that communicates the issues of rural America through the eyes, voices and ideas of Southern West Virginians
Jeff Soyk, media artist, and designer and architect on the interactive documentary “Hollow”
Carrie Ching, independent multimedia journalist and former senior producer of multimedia at the Center for Investigative Reporting
Elaine McMillion Sheldon website
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The Verge: Google’s Night Walk gives you an immersive audio-guided tour of Marseille
Vice: The 6 Most Innovative Interactive Web Documentaries
Submarine Channel: Top 5: Interactive Documentaries at RIDM and IDFA DocLab
Canada National Film Board: Highrise
Canada National Film Board: Bear 71
Canada National Film Board: Welcome to Pine Point
Annie Leonard: The Story of Stuff