There is no one-size-fits-all approach to digital storytelling. This workshop will break down the unique characteristics and audience expectations for stories presented on platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Twitter moments. We’ll look at how a text-based story can be told in seconds on Snapchat or Instagram, how that same story can be told through photos on Facebook or text-bites on Twitter. We’ll also dig into our smartphones, sharing some of our favorite apps for creating digital stories without ever logging on to a computer.
After learning about these digital spaces and tools to create engaging content for them, you’ll translate your own story into a new space.
WHAT TO BRING
1. A charged smartphone, laptop or both
2. An already published story that you’d like to explore presenting, or translating, for a different platform
THING TO KNOW
This training isn’t just for journalists! It’s for anyone who is curious about digital storytelling or already considers themselves a digital storyteller.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
As the woman you often hear before you see, Samantha Ragland is currently Manager of Digital Entertainment Strategy at The Palm Beach Post, responsible for growing reporters into digital strategists. A Southerner to the core, Samantha has big ideas to match her big personality and welcomes the opportunity to experiment, assess and teach. Her goal is first and foremost to give her team wings. She challenges them to use new storytelling platforms, to own their story distribution and to test engagement strategies with both loyal and new digital audiences. Samantha has been in the media industry for almost five years, and prior to, spent nearly six years as an adjunct English professor. She is one of 28 women chosen for the 2016 ONA-Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy.
Find her on Twitter and Instagram: @sammyragland. And on LinkedIn: in/samantharagland