Another month, another set of new feature launches: this time the longform blogging platform Medium announcing ‘Series‘, a “new type of story”, then days later Facebook announcing its ‘Messenger Day‘ feature.
Last month it was Instagram‘s Carousel feature and WhatsApp‘s Status feature.
What all have in common is the almost unquestioned use of a horizontal storytelling mode: a move from scroll-based navigation to navigating through a swipe or a tap.
What does that mean for journalism and storytelling? I think it’s about time we asked. Continue reading