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Nikki Usher

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040511

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040511.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Interactives in the News

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(p.1) Introduction
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Interactive Journalism
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Nikki Usher

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040511.003.0001

This book examines the rise of a new form of news called interactive journalism and how it is changing the profession. Interactive journalism is defined as a visual presentation of storytelling through code for multilayered, tactile user control for the purpose of news and information. Its practitioners are classified as interactive journalists. Interactive journalism can be found in a variety of forms such as multimedia, immersive storytelling, data visualization, data-driven stories, explanatory graphics, or interactive features that combine some or all of these components. This book argues that interactive journalism would not have the increasing power it does in the news industry and in news organizations were it not for the crisis in traditional journalism, particularly in newspapers. In this introduction, interactive journalists as a distinct occupational subspecialty within journalism are considered, along with the conditions that brought them to this point. Some of the major challenges faced by traditional journalism due to technological developments are also highlighted.

Keywords:   interactive journalism, storytelling, interactive journalists, multimedia, data visualization, data-driven stories, news, traditional journalism, newspapers, technological developments

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