Current Issues & Multimedia Storytelling
Illustration by T.S. Abe for the New York Times.
Here’s an interesting storytelling initiative to follow. POV and the New York Times recently embarked on a joint “Embedded Mediamaker” project, announcing in August the selection of three innovative digital producers who will serve as mediamakers-in-residence over the course of five months. With a goal of merging storytelling and social platforms "to create a conversation that’s entirely new," Bayeté Ross Smith, Logan Jaffe and Saleem Reshamwala will create documentary and interactive content to explore race as it is lived today.
Sign up for the Times' Race/Related newsletter to keep up with the project in real time, through December.
The New York Times and POV also both offer rich resources for educators on their websites.