Taxonomy of Digital Story Packages

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From the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, this guide features examples of different approaches to online story packages.



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NSA Files: Decoded



Nice package from theguardian (U.K.) about the NSA spying scandal. It features seamlessly integrated videos, interactive graphics and documents.




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News Chops: Beefing up the Journalism in Local Public Broadcasting



From J-Lab at American University, this feature profiles a number of public broadcasters that are exploring new ways of producing local, enterprise and investigative journalism. These efforts include partnerships, grants, shared workspaces and shared reporters.





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The Six Best YouTube URL Tricks



This page from shows tricks for linking to YouTube videos, including repeating all or part of a video, downloading a video, jumping to a specific point in a video and disabling related videos.

twXplorer — A smarter way to search Twitter

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This project from the Knight Lab at Northwestern University lets you search Twitter and see your results in a variety of ways. twXplorer lets you see up to 500 recent tweets containing your search term, provides a bar graph showing the most popular words that appear with your search term, and shows the most popular hashtags and links that appear in tweets with your search term.


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Lightning Photography: A Case Study



Lightning photography is a pretty specialized business, but a great lightning photograph can really help make an online story. The Ohio Newspaper Association provides this page where a newspaper photographer and weather-chaser provides tips.



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