Just completed a productive workshop with the folks of Mundo Hispanico in Atlanta: learning to tell stories more visually for mobile devices.
It was another productive and successful workshop, this time for the team of Mundo Hispanico. It began with a presentation from me about journalism in the digital age.
Mundo Hispanico, a part of the Cox Media Group, is an online newspaper with news and information for the Hispanic community nationally. Main coverage includes news with special emphasis on immigration, entertainment, sports and stories involving members of the Hispanic community in the United States. Mundo Hispanico has correspondents in various cities through the US and is earmarked for major growth in the months ahead. Mundo Hispanico publishes a print edition, with local emphasis, in the Atlanta area. It was here that Mundo Hispanic had its start.
With an ambitious agenda which involves developing stories better for mobile devices, the team of Mundo Hispanico, invited me to conduct a one day workshop there. We introduced the team to linear visual storytelling the proceeded to take stories from their day’s report and treat them applying the newly learned ideas. Within two hours, members of the team were taking two stories that were presented mostly through text in their original version, and translated them to highly visual presentations.
Here we see moments of the workshop, including when a key member from each working group presented final version of their story.
I was invited to appear in Guillermo Arduino’s CNN en Español program, Encuentro, Thursday, Aug. 3. It was a discussion of the importance of visuals for storytelling today, regardless of platform.
For those who understand Spanish, here are links to that program and my participation: