Since the first post in December of 2006, there have been many ups and downs. Who could forget the hack andÂ resurrection of 2008?
Certainly not me.
In recent months, I took time toÂ reimagine the blog. I’m happy to report that I’ll be launching a new design with the help of the best WordPress theme developers around, GraphPaperPress. I’m also happy to announce a return to helpful tutorials, storyteller interviews and more curated multimedia goodness. Enjoy this latest round of inspirational stories and stay tuned for more updates.
KlyntÂ is a new editing & publishing app dedicated to interactive storytellers. It was designed to help authors create immersive online content using the internet both as a distribution & creative space. With Klynt, authors can connect to todayâ€™s most popular media platforms and social networks to explore new narrative formats without writing a single line of code.
What is Cowbird?
Cowbird is a small community of storytellers,Â focused on a deeper, longer-lasting, more personal kind of storytelling than youâ€™re likely to find anywhere else on the Web.
Cowbird allows you to keep a beautiful audio-visual diary of your life, and to collaborate with others in documenting the overarching â€œsagasâ€ that shape our world today. Sagas are themes and events that touch millions of lives and shape the human story.
Our short-term goal is to pioneer a new form of participatory journalism, grounded in theÂ simpleÂ humanÂ storiesÂ behind major news events. Our long-term goal is to build a public library of human experience, so the knowledge and wisdom we accumulate as individuals may live on as part of theÂ theÂ commons, available for this and future generations to look to for guidance.
Once is a magazine of photo stories exclusively for iPad. It’s an intuitive, surprising, and sharable magazine of the worldâ€™s best photography. Once publishes both long-form stories and freshly reported news, often timely, always in depth. Itâ€™s a classic format reimagined for the tablet age.
Along with the British Journal of Photography, ONCE has become a welcomed addition to my iPad homescreen. It’s simple and straight forward and puts the images at the forefront, not the bells and whistles of the iPad, beautiful!
â€Ž’To Celebrate Image-Makers and to Highlight The Beauty and Style of the Camera’ to raise the profile of emerging photographers, while also providing an intimate glimpse of the workspaces and trade tools of the masters
The still photographer in me, loved the photographic vignettes of Camerabag.tv
Â CAPITALISM MEETS COMMUNISM
From theÂ incomparable Dai Sugano, aÂ Visual Essay Capitalism meets CommunismÂ not to be missed IMHO from my former employeer the San Jose Mercury News.
In the eighth annual Carolina Photojournalism Workshop, UNC students found fascinating characters with wonderful tales to tell. Stories of survival and of death, of caring and family. And of fun â€” in fishing and four wheeling, movies and cliff jumping. Settle in and enjoyÂ Finding the Uwharries.
The Uwharrie Mountains in south central North Carolina are old â€” very old. They are really more like hills, worn down by passing millennia. But cradled within these ancient hills is a land of forests and lakes, with people whose lives are as rich as the soil they live on. These are their stories.
AMERICAN DREAM X
In 2011, as the country reawakens from the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, University of North Carolina photojournalism students searched their communities for signs of dreams deferred. They tried to define a concept ingrained in every American but unobtainable for most. They came back with photographic essays exploring everything from re-imagined gender roles to resegregation of public schools, videos investigating crack addiction, immigration and the impacts of Obama-Care, and a non-traditional documentary project exploring the newest American Dream â€“ immortality.
Â NURU PROJECT
In October2011,Nuru Project launched the first online photography store of its kind,allowing customers to
buy photojournalism prints online while supporting non-profits and storytellers.
I’ve been enjoying the great depth provided in the MediaStorm Online Training, especially the Making of A Thousand More. Almost 2 hours of learning, in just this Making ofÂ piece, brilliant stuff.