Here you find content connected to the Transmedia Journalism and Interactive Documentary in Dialogue at the 10th International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS 2017), Madeira, Portugal, on November 14, 2017.
The workshop promotes a hands-on approach to recent developments in transmedia storytelling and its application to journalism and interactive documentary (iDoc). Transmedia journalism, as well as any other application of transmedia storytelling in fictional and nonfictional realms, is characterized by the involvement of (a) multiple media platforms; (b) content expansion; and (c) audience engagement. The premise of iDocs is the active flow of information. With the support of digital technologies, iDocs presuppose that the user must be able to (physically) do something, which implies the audience can form its own storyline by choosing the path to experience the story, watching a video, seeing a photo, etc. The workshop starts with an introduction to the primordial role of transmedia audiences, the relationship between transmedia journalism and iDocs, and cases studies that illustrate the theory. The participants, organized in groups, work together to experience how to transform a single news story into a transmedia project.
09:00–09:45 = Transmedia Storytelling: Active Audiences, Interaction and Participation
09:45–10:30 = Transmedia Journalism and its Relation to Interactive Documentary
10:30–10:45 = Coffee Break
10:45–12:30 = Practical exercise on transforming a news story into a transmedia project
For participants: Laptop or tablet.
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Renira Rampazzo Gambarato
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia
Tallinn University, Estonia
Alessandro Nanì: Transmedia Storytelling: Active Audiences, Interaction and Participation
Dr. Renira R. Gambarato: Transmedia Journalism and its Relation to Interactive Documentary
BOGOST, Ian, Ferrari, Simon, and Shweizer, Bobby (2010). Newsgames: Journalism at Play. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
GAMBARATO, Renira R. (2016). The Sochi Project: Slow Journalism within Transmedia Space. In Digital Journalism, 4(4): 445-461.
GAMBARATO, Renira R., Alzamora, Geane, and Tárcia, Lorena (2016). Russian News Coverage of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games: A Transmedia Analysis. International Journal of Communication, 10, 1446–1469.
GAMBARATO, Renira R., Alzamora, Geane, Tárcia, Lorena, Jurno, Amanda (2017). 2014 FIFA World Cup on the Brazilian Globo Network: A Transmedia Dynamics? Global Media and Communication. Online first. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742766517734256
GAMBARATO, Renira R. and Tárcia, Lorena (2017). Transmedia Strategies in Journalism: An Analytical Model for the Coverage of Planned Events. Journalism Studies, 18(11): 1381-1399.
KERRIGAN, Susan, and VELIKOVSKY, J.T. (2016). Examining Documentary Transmedia Narratives through the Living History of Fort Scratchley Project. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 22(3), 233–49.
FREEMAN, Matthew and Gambarato, Renira R. (eds.) (2018). The Routledge Companion to Transmedia Studies. New York and London: Routledge.
GAMBARATO, Renira R. and Alzamora, Geane (eds.) (2018). Exploring Transmedia Journalism in the Digital Age. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
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