This week in our DJR Slack: Tell us about your experiments in storytelling!
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Hi everyone!

How are you experimenting with new storytelling - for example for the US election? The Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab already shared some insights into their use of notifications during the election debates. Find everything about it in #mobile-reporting!

We'd love to hear more of what you are planning - or how your last experiments went. For the Olympics a lot of you had special pieces online. What are your learnings? Share them with us and let's learn from each other!

Rock on & read you in Slack!



On gamification and visualizations
  • Hot topic of the past week was gamification and visualization on sports after @nils.lindenstrauss asked the channel about advice. There were interesting ones shared about soccer and marathons and @chrtze shared his list on github with successful interactives and the channel is trying to determine what makes a visualization great. Please join the bedmate, we would love to hear from you.

Channel Rockstar: @dorien_luyckx. Check out the channel for more or contact Dorien for questions.


Do you need a community for your event?

Question of the day:
  • How important is creating a community around an event (that perhaps outlasts the event) and what ways are there to do this successfully? Any examples? We would love to hear your ideas and opinions :)

Channel Rockstar: @dorien_luyckx. Check out the channel for more or contact Dorien for questions.


How Facebook pushes live video
  • Facebook has made a few changes in past weeks, according to our chief FB correspondent Matt Navarra. The latest trick to boost Live Video is a new picture-in-picture pop up that slides in when a friend/Page/someone you follow goes live. Also, you might have noticed that Facebook has added an “Embed” button for posts on Pages and Matt also noticed other design changes, so go and check them out in our channel.
  • If you haven’t come across the latest ProPublica initiative called “Breaking the Black Box”, Henrik Stahl has the news for you. Read this piece on NiemanLab about the Chrome extension that deciphers what Facebook knows about you.

Channel Rockstar: @davidtvrdon. Check out the channel for more or contact David for questions.


How the Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab tests notifications during the presidential debates
  • @sashak shared Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab’s web notifications test during the presidential debates. According to @sashak, the experiment “went well editorially and process-wise.” They are now sorting through the data - and have promised to share their findings with us! Until a full report is provided in our community, you should definitely read Nieman Lab’s piece about the experiment.

Channel Rockstar: @henrik.stahl. Check out the channel for more or contact Henrik for questions.


Funny glasses and difficult filters

Snapchat Spectacles and Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” debate filter, these were the two interesting topics this week:

Channel Rockstar: @textautomat. Check out the channel for more or contact Anna for questions.


NYT invests in a newsletter startup

Startup resources:

Startup news:

Channel Rockstar: @jankoenigCheck out the channel for more or contact Jan for questions.


What do you plan to cover the US elections?
  • Unfortunately, it’s been quiet in #storytelling the past two weeks… But with the US elections coming up, I’m sure you’re all doing lots of storytelling experiments. Please share your findings with the rest of us!

Channel Rockstar: @henrik.stahl. Check out the channel for more or contact Henrik for questions.


Tools for your Website: measure impact and get alerts of changes

Share your insights with us on the following topics:

Channel Rockstar: @tilman. Check out the channel for more or contact Tilman for questions.


Where are your video ideas?

Despite being “the next big thing”, video hasn’t killed any stars in Slack the past weeks. Do you have anything interesting to share or discuss? Hit us!

Channel Rockstar: @henrik.stahl. Check out the channel for more or contact Henrik for questions.

 GIF of the week 

Where have all the GIFs gone? :(

carefully selected by @textautomat. 

Spread Love!
These people contributed to this newsletter, give them all your love as they clean up our Slack for you!
@madalina.ciobanu@kollege@textautomat@thomasweyres@davidtvrdon@trotzendorff@marcbiskup@martinhoffmann@textautomat@flight_1@tilman@jankoenig, @henrik.stahl and @dorien_luyckx.
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We're searching for more Rockstars! These channels are not assigned yet: #investigative and #mobile-reporting. Anyone who is into one of these topics and would like to be a Rockstar? Just volunteer in our #headquarter!
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