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What lessons in digital storytelling can we learn from top modern newsrooms?

The highlights of a working paper on digital newsroom best practices, culled from interviews with editors at top news organizations.

Though your newsroom may be tempted to hire a “digital unicorn” for alternative story forms, interviews reveal that’s rarely what happens. Top news organizations have found success by:

  • Highlighting collaboration of people with diverse skill sets,
  • Being open with the rest of the journalism community, and
  • Focusing on mobile platforms first