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Posts Tagged ‘Medium’

Nonfiction Storytelling and the Movies: A Winning Combo?

What if you got to see all the elements of your carefully reported story – the topsy-turvy plot lines, the larger-than-life settings and the riveting characters – materialize on the silver screen?

A project created by accomplished magazine writers Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis called Epic is an online destination for the most dynamic of nonfiction narrative journalism.

On his Media Equation blog for the New York Times, David Carr reported over the weekend that Epic hopes to create a model allowing the platform to commission stories that would translate into screenplays.

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What Newspapers Can Learn from ‘Medium’

I’ve harped on it before and I’m nowhere close to being done: news design and consumption experiences are completely broken. Medium, a new platform from Twitter founder Ev Williams, takes a new approach to (among other things) content design — and there’s a lot the news industry can learn from them.

So when I say news design, I’m not talking about fonts and colors, though that’s certainly part of it. I’m talking consumer design. I’m talking how it functions and how the various parts connect. The folks at Medium are talking about that, too. From their about page (emphasis added by me):

Still, some things haven’t evolved as much as we would have expected. Lots of services have successfully lowered the bar for sharing information, but there’s been less progress toward raising the quality of what’s produced. While it’s great that you can be a one-person media company, it’d be even better if there were more ways you could work with others. And in many ways, the web is still mimicking print concepts, while not even catching up to it in terms of layout, design, and clarity of experience.

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