Alexa and News:
I’ve been watching how media companies are experimenting with Alexa and thinking about how a product like Alexa is well positioned for an on-demand information ecosystem.
NPR was the first media partner and became synonymous with Alexa’s “flash briefings.” But more and more media…
That’s part of this trend, although more importantly, I think this move towards conversation is less about news as a product that “finds me,” and more about news as a process that we are engaged in. It is less about delivery and more about dialog. Your phrase above — “pulling you” — gets at this creative tension of…
I recently undertook a similar exercise, though the scope of my inquiry went a bit beyond just multimedia journalist, and I had a similar takeaway. I was struck by how much truly excellent immersive storytelling there is out there.
Hi Marc Brandl — This is one of the reasons we try to be upfront about the fact that we always miss great stories. Would you consider posting some of the other pieces you think should be included? We’d love to see other examples added here — already there have been some excellent suggestions from others.
There is something about using public trainsit or streets as a framework for storytelling and investigating place that I have always liked. Something about situating local stories in a place, and through the lens of place that can be really effective. The Berliner Morgenpost piece is great that way.
I hadn’t seen the BILD piece either. A good use of live video.