Chile Coup Recounted Through Interactive Storytelling

The online version of Chilean newspaper La Tercera released an interactive, multimedia special [es, en] on the 40th anniversary of the coup against Salvador Allende.

Mariana Santos worked with the team behind this project as an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow. Mariana says that “the goal was to tell this amazing story that completes 40 years in a way that would use all the talents in their team.”

She explains that this was an exercise to experiment different forms of storytelling “using all different kinds of media we had available: video, audio, text, pictures, illustrations, documents etc.”

Mariana adds that she wanted to train La Tercera journalists to work as a team, take advantage of their skills and “challenge the forms of narrative when online gives you so much opportunities to amaze your crowd.”

The result is an interactive storytelling experience available in Spanish and in English, and under a Creative Commons license [es].

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