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Interactive and multimedia journalism: evaluating Canadian news media’s implementation of non-traditional storytelling elements in online features about the “Airbnb Effect”


Interactive and multimedia journalism: evaluating Canadian news media’s implementation of non-traditional storytelling elements in online features about the “Airbnb Effect”

Marangon, Cecilia (2020) Interactive and multimedia journalism: evaluating Canadian news media’s implementation of non-traditional storytelling elements in online features about the “Airbnb Effect”. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Since spring 2019, numerous Canadian news outlets have reported on the problem caused by short-term rentals in cities across the country and the so-called "Airbnb effect"”— the transferral of apartments from long-term rental markets toward the short-term market via Airbnb and similar platforms. The three examples analyzed integrated multimedia and interactive elements into their online long-forms, which is an important step towards a more beneficial integration, for both journalists and readers, of interactive and multimedia into news reporting. This essay analyzes three examples of multimedia and/or interactive journalism that apply “snowfalling” techniques to news stories about short-term rental issues in Canada, from three different news outlets: The Globe and Mail, GlobalNews and CBC/Radio Canada. This study concludes that while it is clearly important for news outlets to explore new, alternative forms of multimedia and interactive storytelling in a continuously evolving digital news environment, they also need to balance it with a similar effort in reconnecting with the communities that they serve.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Journalism
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Marangon, Cecilia
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Digital Innovation in Journalism Studies
Date:14 July 2020
Keywords:Multimedia, Interactive, Digital Journalism
ID Code:987071
Deposited By: cecilia marangon
Deposited On:19 Aug 2020 21:22
Last Modified:19 Aug 2020 21:22


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