The Conversation around “Snow Fall”


300px-Speech_bubble.svg_Want to find out more about “Snow Fall” and what it means for online journalism and digital compositions?  Check out our list of related responses, reactions, discussions, and projects.  Below, we attempt to sketch out a range of responses to and influences for the piece available on the web.  Plus, feel free to leave us a comment and share a link to a resource that you think adds to the conversation.

We hope this collaborative resource will help teachers plan units on multimedia storytelling, as well as inspire/provoke/engage writers, designers, and readers who use their computers as a storytelling platform.  Have we left anyone out?

Discussion of Snow Fall:
“The ‘Snow Fall’ Effect and Dissecting the Multimedia Longform Narrative”
“Inside ‘Snow Fall,’ the NYT multimedia storytelling sensation”
“Inside ‘Snow Fall'” on Storify

Online Journalism:
“What the NYT’s ‘Snow Fall’ Means to Online Journalism’s Future”
“Recent trends in storytelling and new business models for publishers”
“Snow Fall isn’t the future of journalism”

Designing Stories for the Screen:
“What Screens Want”
And this in response:
“on reading and flux”

Critique of Snow Fall:
“The Knock Against Snowfalling”
“Everyone Secretly Hates ‘Snow Fall'”
“A Whole Lot of Bells, Too Many Whistles”

Pre-Snow-Fall Multimedia Scrolling Stories:
(note: both of these are mentioned by Steven Duenes as inspiration in The Wire’s response (see link above))
“Glitter in the Dark” from Pitchfork
“The Long, Strange Trip of Dock Ellis” from ESPN

Recent Snow-Fall-Like Experiences:
“A Game of Shark and Minnow” in The New York Times Magazine
“NSA Files: Decoded” in The Guardian
“ATL24” by CNN
Review of Playstation 4 on Polygon


  • Lindsey Harding

    Lindsey Harding graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2015 with her Ph.D. in English. She is now the Assistant Director of the Writing Intensive Program at UGA. Her research and writing interests include composition and rhetoric, creative writing, and digital humanities. In May 2011, she graduated from Sewanee University’s School of Letters with her M.F.A. in creative writing. She earned her B.A. from Columbia University in 2004. She lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and three small children.

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