Modern media organizations need modern ways to tell stories, yet we’re often stuck with old methods that don’t take advantage of new technology; especially when it comes to visually-driven narratives.
From April 8-10, the Society For News Design will convene 60 of media’s brightest minds to answer questions like, “How might we tell better picture stories?” and “How might we boost storytelling with ambient video and GIFs?” By the end of a 2.5-day prototyping sprint, teams will showcase their solutions.
Here are the talented participants representing more than 30 different organizations:
Tara Adiseshan, 2015 Knight-Mozilla fellow
Kainaz Amaria, NPR
Lenny Bogdonoff, Conde Nast
Donna Borak, John S. Knight Fellow, Stanford University
Jeremy Bowers, The New York Times
Ellen Butters, National Geographic
Tavo Caballero, Scripps
Welch Canavan, National Geographic
Chris Combs, National Geographic
Coburn Dukehart, National Geographic
Tyler Fisher, NPR
Hilary Fung, Huffington Post
Crystal Gammon, Yale Environment 360
Ryan Gantz, Vox Media
Michael Grant, The San Francisco Chronicle
Erin Harper, The Chicago Tribune
Robert Hernandez, USC Annenberg, #WJChat co-founder
Kaeti Hinck, Investigative News Network (INN)
Hassan Hodges, Advance Digital
Kevin Kepple, USA Today
Kevin Koehler, WordPress.com/Automattic
Livia Labate, 2015 Knight-Mozilla fellow
David Leonard, Code for America, and 2014 fellow in San Antonio, TX
Becky Lettenberger, NPR
Anne Li, Northwestern University Knight Lab
Susannah Locke, Vox Media
Chloe Magner, The Washington Post
Ryan Mark, Vox Media
Martin McClellan, Breaking News
Casey Miller, Vox Media
Jessica Morrison, Chemical and Engineering News
Claire ONeill, NPR
Keri O’Brian, Upstatement
Jackie Roche, Self-employed
Bryan Perry, CNN
Ryan Pitts, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews
Bethany Powell, National Geographic
Ben Running, Buzzfeed
Kelsey Scherer, Vox Media
Julia Smith, Center For Investigative Reporting
Arjuna Soriano, APM Marketplace
Dave Stanton, Mobiquity, For Journalism
Ashlyn Still, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kavya Sukumar, 2015 Knight-Mozilla fellow
Mike Swartz, Upstatement
Mitchell Thorson, USA Today
Kawandeep Virdee, Embedly
Jeff Vlahos, Upstatement
Jasmine Wiggins, National Geographic
Zach Wise, Northwestern University Knight Lab, Medill School
Emily Withrow, Northwestern University Knight Lab, Medill School
Tim Wong, The Washington Post
Ashley Wu, Northwestern University Knight Lab
Nicole Zhu, Northwestern University Knight Lab
Event planning and production team
Trei Brundrett, Chief Product Officer at Vox Media. Find him at @clockwerks.
Mike Case, Chief of Staff at Vox Media. Find him at @MikeACase.
Kyle Ellis, Product Development Manager at The Business Journals and SND board member. Formerly CNN Digital, the Las Vegas Sun, and the New York Post. Find him at @KyleEllis.
Ramla Mahmood, Designer at Vox Media and SND board member. Find her at @ramoved.
Miranda Mulligan, Creative Director at National Geographic Digital. SND board member. Formerly Knight Lab and the Boston Globe. Find her at @jmm.
Event partner and support
Vox Media, publisher of SB Nation, The Verge, Polygon, Curbed, Eater, Racked and Vox.com. Find them at @VoxProduct.