Quantum Journalism: A Story Directed by the Reader

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As newspapers fade to the wayside, people look increasingly to their computer, phones, and tablets for the news — but new mexico board of pharmacy not necessarily for the same old news story.

As the medium changes, it no longer makes sense to tell a story as if a written article were the only way. Students at the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University are taking new media elements that already turned traditional journalism on its head through videos, interactive graphics, Twitter, and are crafting a new kind of story that allows the reader to decide the narrative.

Dana Coester and Joel Beeson (pictured above), both professors at Perley Isaac Reed, co-teach a multimedia reporting class, which started in Spring 2011, called “Envisioning Race.” Through the course, students explore the issues of race and class that face the local community, but they also explore the fundamentals of journalism. In order for the communication of the story to be as dynamic as the story itself, students have to learn to create a new way for the readers to participate in its telling. They have done this with how viagra work a kind of storytelling they call “quantum journalism,” where journalists do not actually tell the free viagra samples story.

By telling a story through database narrative, which uses tags to organize content by different themes and types, the readers can shape the arc of the narrative. Each student contributes 20 pieces of content — a map, viagra free sample census data, a photograph — to the larger project. They then determine how the content fits together, assigning

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each piece metadata to control how the items, which are connected by theme and relationship, are presented to the audience. As readers interact with the content, they can take http://cialisvsviagra-toprx.com/ a non-linear path to find the story.

The class has had a steep learning curve for journalism students, most of whom are used to approaching storytelling from a completely different way. But as the technology for tablets and phones evolves, journalism has to keep up if it wants to stay relevant. Our love for the touch screen shouldn’t be met with viagra retail price walgreens a static article, because nowadays there are even better ways to tell the story.

Claire Perlman

Claire Perlman is a senior at UC Berkeley who covers Technapex's higher education beat. She is majoring in English literature and worked at her college’s student newspaper, The Daily Californian, for two years as a science reporter and news editor. She is currently working at UC Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project transcribing Twain’s letters and unpublished manuscripts.

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About Claire Perlman

Claire Perlman is a senior at UC Berkeley who covers Technapex's higher education beat. She is majoring in English literature and worked at her college’s student newspaper, The Daily Californian, for two years as a science reporter and news editor. She is currently working at UC Berkeley’s Mark Twain Project transcribing Twain’s letters and unpublished manuscripts.