Live chat replay: What opportunities do storytelling apps hold for journalists?

With a solid career in news design Joe Zeff, has become a top designer of apps. Formerly the graphics director at TIME, Zeff designs apps that, among other things, focus on telling stories.

His latest project is Spies of Mississippi, Free in the iTunes store. "Spies of Mississippi" is also a book and a PBS show. All tell about the state campaign to block African American voting rights during the civil rights movement. Zeff's project, which includes documents that help tell the story, is described as "Unlike a book or documentary, this 'appumentary' leverages the multimedia capabilities of the iPad to enable audiences to engage, explore and respond." We'll talk about the marriage of traditional journalist values and storytelling with new forms and how journalists can get ready for those opportunities.

Here is a replay of the live chat.

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  • Joe Grimm

    Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at the Michigan State University School of Journalism. He runs the JobsPage Website.

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