Digital Storytelling

Knight Topic

At Knight Foundation, we see digital storytelling as essential to engagement in the 21st century. Digital and mobile technologies are helping democratize storytelling, providing new platforms and new perspectives for journalism, community engagement and the arts. As platforms evolve, we are exploring the challenges in access, techniques and ethics for newsrooms and for residents in telling their stories in the digital age.

Digital storytelling is interactive

    Virtual reality for journalism

    In 2015, Knight gathered journalists, technologists and educators to discuss virtual reality storytelling for journalism at SXSW.

    Digital storytelling is about meeting audiences where they are

      Since 2011, the rate of adult U.S. smartphone ownership has increased notably from 46 to 82 percent, and is nearing a saturation point among some age groups. 89 percent of the U.S. mobile population (144 million users) now access news and information via their mobile devices, according to a 2016 Nielsen report.
      Since 2011, the rate of adult U.S. smartphone ownership has increased notably from 46 to 82 percent, and is nearing a saturation point among some age groups. 89 percent of the U.S. mobile population (144 million users) now access news and information via their mobile devices, according to a 2016 Nielsen report.

      Report

        Digital storytelling is about more than journalism

          News Challenge

          Through efforts like the News Challenge and Prototype Fund, Knight has funded innovators in data, mobile tech, journalism and libraries that often address digital storytelling techniques.

            Grants