In the six days following its launch, “Snow Fall” received more than 3.5 million pageviews and 2.9 million visitors—nearly a third of whom were new visitors to nytimes.com, according to a New York Times memo.
What made “Snow Fall” both so successful and so widely lauded? The feature marked a big step forward in the evolution of online storytelling. From the earliest stages of developing “Snow Fall,” writers, researchers, designers, developers and multimedia experts all worked together to craft a compelling narrative wreathed in a natural user experience.
So, another day, another online journalism innovation. What does it mean for us and our higher ed newsrooms? Our resources pale in comparison to the Times’—after all, “Snow Fall” took six months and nearly a dozen staffers to bring to life. What does this latest notch in the Gray Lady’s belt mean for higher ed?
Good model tying highered to industry.
Devry is teaming up with companies like Cisco to ensure that their students are ready for tomorrow’s jobs.
Great resource from collegewebeditor.com collecting university holiday video cards. Links to the best from 2010 and 2011 as well.
An interview with Rachel Reuben, AVP for Marketing & Communications on Ithaca College’s online marketing strategy.
Great post on why web writing is a creative process, not a manufacturing assembly line.