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5 Olympics Examples of Unique Digital Storytelling

Media attention is heavily focused on London 2012, and so is media experimentation.

With so many eyes looking for every kind of athletic news tidbit (or the opposite, avoiding spoilers), now’s a natural time for trying a new approach and seeing what works.

(Note: Lauren Rabaino also has a nice round-up of neat news projects.)

Here are a few Olympics items that caught my eye, along with some obvious pros, and then, additionally, questions to consider. Read more

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5 Olympics 2012 News Projects

It’s opening ceremony day for the 2012 Olympics in London and Olympics projects from around the world are popping up as a way to track the events and records. Here’s a sampling.

1. The Guardian: Was an Olympic record set today?

This painfully simple — but absolutely brilliant — app from The Guardian tells you whether an Olympic record was set today. You get a big “YES” or “NO” and you can scroll through past days to see whether one was set and the results for it. Simple. But useful. And a lot of fun. I also love the typography and the fact that it’s a standalone app with its own, easy-to-remember URL: wasanolympicrecordsettoday.com Read more

7 Social Media Resources for Journalists Covering the Olympics

In just about a month, the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be upon us.

The London Games have already been touted as “the first social media Olympics,” with some even going so far as to nickname them the “socialympics.”

Social media will play a big role, with the games showing up on “dedicated portals on Google+, as well as a Twitter branded page, a one-day check-in event with Foursquare (on Olympic Day), a project with Tumblr, and another specifically with Instagram,” reports TechCrunch.

Whether you will be reporting on the games from afar or you’re one of the lucky journalists getting ready to descend on London to cover the Olympics in person, here are seven resources to look at before and during the games. Read more