How do you tell a story that people know, or maybe just think they know?
Each of the newsrooms featured here this week took on that question in different ways.
In Los Angeles, the LA Times made a game to go with project on sea level rise. The Chico (California) Enterprise-Record made a podcast to accompany its coverage of the deadly smoke that came with the recent Camp Fire. And in Colorado, the Canyon Courier looked back at the Columbine school shooting 20 years later through the lessons learned and the changes it led to.
What’s your local newsroom working on? Share the work that you’re proud of, and I’ll reach out if we decide to feature it. (Also, we don’t just want to highlight work from print/online. If you’re an online-only shop, radio or TV, send us your stuff!)
All the answers shared here came through a Google form and have been edited for length and clarity.
“… We realized: Why not create a game?” — Rosanna Xia, environment reporter, Los Angeles Times
Newsroom: Los Angeles Times
Newsroom size: About 525
Who worked on this project: Rosanna Xia, reporter; Ben Muessig, editor; game designers Swetha Kannan and Terry Castleman; Carolyn Cole, photographer, plus staff photographers and editors.
How did you make this project happen?
As I started looking into how cities up and down the coast were confronting sea level rise, it became clear that the people and details may
Read more here: https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/the-la-times-made-a-simple-game-to-help-readers-understand-a-complicated-issue/