In the coming two weeks, we’ll be examining the on going changes in the media landscape—how the internet is changing the way information is produced, distributed and consumed.
First, it’s vital to understand that the internet creates a new ecosystem, rather than simply adding digital media on top of traditional media like printing and broadcast. What’s disruptive about the internet is that it collapses the traditional distribution models.
To have a general idea of the current trends in the changing digital news landscape, read the latest Pew research.
“Bosnia: uncertain paths to peace” is The New York Times first multimedia project. It’s done by photographer Gilles Peress and editor Fred Ritchin in 1996.
“One in 8 Million” is a collection of audio-slideshows telling stories of ordinary people in New York.
“Snowfall” is a groundbreaking web project that combines text, photo, video and graphics.
“Riding the New Silk Road” is a visual-oriented interactive. It has a nice design that uses a map to track the journey, and uses a combination of photos and videos to tell the stories along the way.
“A Game of Shark and Minnow” also uses maps effectively to provide contexts.
“Your phone is now a refugee’s phone” by BBC Media Action
And the website that has the “TLDR” button to switch between a full version article and a one-paragraph summary is Digiday (whose podcast is also highly recommended).