Join the Symbolia Magazine team and Hacks/Hackers Chicago to celebrate the launch of a home-grown news venture at Matilda’s on Monday December 10th, 6:30 p.m.
Symbolia is a tablet-based magazine that merges comic books, illustration, and in-depth journalism. Read about Symbolia in the Chicago Tribune, The National, and the Columbia Journalism Review.
You’ll get to see Symbolia in action, learn how interactive illustrated journalism is produced, chat with cofounders Erin Polgreen and Joyce Rice, and, most importantly, celebrate with food and drink!
Good times will be had. All are welcome–but space is limited, so RSVP today.
Special thanks to the Hacks/Hackers Chicago team for hosting this event.
More about Symbolia: The Tablet Magazine of Illustrated Journalism
Founded in Chicago, Symbolia is an eye-popping, jaw-dropping tablet magazine that merges in-depth journalism, classic comics illustration, & good, old-fashioned storytelling with interactive digital media.
Each issue is packed with ground-breaking, insightful stories by world-class illustrators and journalists, plus stunning info-graphics, video reports, exclusive audio, and more.
We’re turning the news into art, and art into news.
Rosenstiel offers five proposals for jumpstarting news in the digital age:
Build local networks of collaborative intelligence that enable new ways to reach citizens in a more meaningful way. Reinvent and reimagine advertising beyond the platform-specific methods of the 20th century and take advantage of different devices available to consumers. Rethink content by transforming digital metrics like page views and time spent per story to the kind of journalistic qualities that drive more people to read stories, read them longer, share them and read them days or weeks later. Embrace social media and the many different pathways to news, reaching the established audience while also connecting with previously unreachable audiences. Finally, question a news outlet’s function in the lives of their community, internalizing what makes the outlet culturally significant.