A look into “Seven Digital Deadly Sins”

Today we made our first review of a interactive digital story called Seven Digital Deadly Sins published by the Guardian. At first we had a general look at the content and had an evaluation of it afterwards. 

Our experience
Our first reaction when entering the interactive web story was a little biased. On the one hand we were really looking forward to the story because it was our first real interactive journalistic content we would experience.


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This week we have checked out Storify. Our reviews focus is on whether we find it to be a great tool for interactivity – read our Storify-story about storify (a lot of stories, there!) on this link.

What do you think about Storify? Tell us in the comments 🙂

We are not alone!

When it comes to digital interactivity in journalism, we are not the first to write a blog. We have checked out another amazing blog about the subject. Journalism Interactive is a great networked blog, where both YouTube and twitter makes it funny to learn the newest new!

Journalism Interactive (JI) is a conference on journalism education and digital media. They hold a conference each year, where specialists from around the world come together to discuss the future of journalism and its interactive potential. If you wanna know more about them, read their about-page.
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We need your help to make this blog GREAT!

In our blog, we hope that you, the reader, will not stay only a reader! Instead, you can contribute in several ways (mostly as a prosumer, according to Jönson and Örnebring, 2011):

1) We will have a like-button on every post. Furthermore, you can share our blog on your own Facebook or Twitter page. By this, you can communicate with us in a quite simple and non-demanding way.

2) We encourage you to comment our posts. Comments can both be in the form of posting questions and/or writing other comments. We will then try to answer the questions and re-comment the comments. As such, the blogs are not seen as a product, but rather a process (Bruns, 2008): The post is not an end, but rather as a start for discussion.

3) We will make posts where we present examples of interactivity. We will then ask you guys to evaluate these examples from a number of parameters. These parameters could for instance be whether you feel that the interactivity adds value to your experience. By this, the success of the interactivity is not just evaluated by us, but we reach out to the crowds. By this, we also hope that the credibility of the blog increases.

4) We encourage people to give us examples of interactivity, which they would like us to look into. Also, if they have other relevant material, for instance new academic knowledge or other related blogs and articles, they could inform us about it. This will not limit our search for new material to the 3 people who started the blog, but instead, we use all our readers’ knowledge.

5) We will have a forum, where you can post whatever you like, as long as it is related to interactivity and journalism. This will give a possibility to go into stuff, we did not touch on the main site and as such, ensure that we do not make high gate-keeping controls but rather are open for our readers suggestions.

We hope that you will use some of these possibilities – together, we are better!

Interactivity as a YEAH or a NONONO

The amazing web! Giving endless possibilities for people to get news and information, both from the traditional media and others – for instance all the bloggers! Even more amazing, the news doesn’t have to be as boring as they used to be. The possibilities to interact are endless and can give a whole new experience for the users. But sometimes, interactivity in the digital media just doesn’t work. In this blog, we ask ourselves, and you guys: When is interactivity a YEAH and when is it a NONONO? Continue reading