Thursday, May 27, 2010

An Awesome Example of Multimedia Storytelling

Today I got to take a day away from the Reel Grrls office to talk about visual storytelling at a two day Bootcamp put on by the folks at Fusionspark Media up on lovely Whidbey Island.

While the world of journalism is turning on its head, and many of us are scrambling to figure out how to get paid while doing the work that we love, there are incredible new (and old) voices out there producing amazing work. So today I'd like to share a story produced by Mediastorm - check them out if you've never visited the site before - they don't throw new stuff up there every day, but they have been an inspiration to me for many years.

This story, which they did in collaboration with National Geographic, looks at elephant migration patterns and poaching in the Zakouma National Park in Chad. Check it out:

Ivory Wars by J. Michael Fay and Michael Nichols

Zakouma is one of the last places on earth where thousands of elephants roam together. But as perennial rains arrive to replenish the desert landscape, some 3,500 elephants seek better forage outside the park perimeter, where poachers await them. See the project at

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