Call for Applications, Transmedia Workshop in Tbilisi
Chai Khana invites 10 talented journalists for a hands-on Transmedia workshop in Tbilisi. In partnership with Deutsche Welle Akademie, the workshop will challenge journalists to collaborate on developing innovation of their storytelling techniques.
Transmedia takes multiple stories, forms and channels for a single story world as its starting point, and is essentially designed with participatory culture in mind, so that audiences can involve themselves in stories more deeply, even shaping narratives in some cases. Transmedia can be used to great effect with journalism that deals with complex ongoing social change, as opposed to individual stories of past events.
DATES: June 22-25, 2017 (4 day workshop, 10 am- 5 pm daily)
LOCATION: Impact Hub, Tbilisi (8, Egnate Ninoshvili)
LANGUAGE: Workshop will be in English
DETAILS: Travel, per diem and accommodation will be covered by Chai Khana.
WHO MAY APPLY: journalists from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia who have 3-5 years of professional experience with multimedia production.
DEADLINE: 15 June 2017 at 20:00.
Day 1: Transmedia Storytelling and Story Worlds
Day 2: Understanding and Engaging Audiences
Day 3: Interaction Design with Creative Technologies
Day 4: Pitching & presentation
Workshop participants will be able to:
-Describe what makes transmedia storytelling unique, and be able to identify transmedia storytelling in journalism and popular culture.
-Summarise the stages of planning a transmedia journalism project,
-Design a concept and pitch it for a collaborative transmedia journalism story, including sketch the development of a story bible / story world, audience personas, collective action opportunities, and identification of appropriate media,
-Evaluate the best platforms for communicating their transmedia story,
-Outline the steps needed for project management of multidisciplinary team collaboration,
-Evaluate how other leading journalism organizations and entertainment franchises are broadening their audiences and creating higher levels of engagement with new forms of transmedia storytelling.
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR BIO:
The workshop will be led by Kimo Quaintance, the co-founder and education strategist for IQ Gemini, an innovation consultancy based in Munich. He helps large organizations develop and communicate strategies for successful, agile digital transformation, and regularly collaborates with leading experts in transmedia and multimedia storytelling in the United States and Europe.
He was previously employed by CBS Television in the United States, where he worked with journalists transitioning to digital storytelling and broadcast tools. His work bringing innovative technology into broadcast journalism was recognized by two National Academy of Arts and Sciences Emmy Awards for outstanding engineering achievement.
Kimo holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and has spent the past 20 years working in the United States, China, Scotland and Germany. He has recently worked with organizations such as General Motors, AUDI, Siemens, the New York Times, and The Royal Ballet in London, and is the program co-curator for Digility, the largest 360 video, virtual, and augmented reality conference in Central Europe.
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