WebDocs: Interactive Storytelling

    Learn how to tell stories in an immersive and interactive way. This course will teach you the basics and provide ideas and skills to get started in the world of interactive storytelling. The course is open to all. 



    LG01 and PSH302, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
    14 March 2015 - 15 March 2015

    The two-day course will show new and exciting ways of telling stories online; teaching the basics of creating interactive storytelling for people with little or no experience of coding. Includes lunch. 

    Discount: Book two tickets for Day 1 and get 10% off . Discount code: Bringafriend
    Day 1: conference - from £79
    Day 2: hands-on - from £112
    Both days: conference and hands-on - from £170

    NB! Limited availability on day 2!

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    Course Outline

    Formerly known as the CIJ WebDocs Weekend, this course is designed both as a forum for inspiration and discussion as well as offering hands-on training. #CIJWebDocs

    You will come away with a basic knowledge of the genre, be inspired by the leaders in the field (day one) and have a working knowledge of the off-the-shelf software, which will enable you to make your own interactives (day two, no coding experience necessary).

    What are interactives?

    Interactives are an emerging genre of online storytelling. They are stories told using digital interactive technology.

    Why do it?

    • It is more effective: people on average spend six times longer viewing and reading interactives than standard web pages 

    • It is interactive: not unlike a computer game; the audience feels in charge

    • It is immersive: it's a hands-on experience

    • It is attractive to advertisers: it's a product in its own right
    • It creates a two-way relationship with the audience; readers and viewers can send stories, data, video and comments

    Course Outline

    DAY ONE - conference - LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building

    Through a series of talks and case-studies learn what interactives are, how to get funded, how to make them and skills you need. Over the course of the day you will be shown how to get started and moving on to large-scale productions with everything in between.

    Keynote speaker - Alexandre Brachet - a legendary webdocs maker from France, (Gaza/Sedot , Prison Valley ) 

    M.Sean Coleman - scriptwriter, novelist and producer (The Code for NetWars)
    Lindsay Poulton - Award-winning video and interactive producer, theguardian.com (A Global War, The Shirt on your Back)
    Anne-Lise Bouyer - COO of Journalism++, a data-driven storytelling agency. (Spending Stories)
    Arnold van Bruggen - a Dutch journalist and filmmaker. (The Sochi Project)
    Glyn Thomas - UK Director of More Onion (Dirty Money)
    Olivier Lambert - French filmmaker and web creator (Brèves de Trottoirs)
    Juliana Ruhfus - Senior reporter for Al Jazeera (Pirate Fishing - An Interactive Investigation
    All speakers' biographies.

    Prices include lunch

    DAY TWO- hands-on - limited availability - PSH 302, Professor Stuart Hall Building

    A hands-on Klynt workshop that will focus on interactive storytelling skills for journalists with no or little coding or design experience. We will teach you how to to get started with this easy-to use, 'off-the-shelf' product. After this course you will be able to create your own interactive straight away. 

    Klynt is an interactive editing and publishing open source software, working in HTML. 

    You will need to bring your own laptop with a demo (free) version of Klynt pre-installed.

    Klynt Training Timetable

 Maria Gemayel and Simon Duflo from Klynt.


Day two teaches practical skills and can be done as a follow on from day one or a stand alone.

    Includes lunch.

    Booking and prices 
(all prices include lunch)

    Discount: Book two tickets for Day 1 and get 10% off . Discount code: Bringafriend

    Freelancers and small organisations (up to 15 people)
    Day 1 (conference) - £79

    Day 2 (hands-on) - £112
Days 1+2 (conference and hands-on) - £170


Big organisations (15+ people) 

    Day 1 (conference) - £108
Day 2 (hands-on) - £138

    Days 1+2 (conference and hands-on) - £220

    Book your place