Thursday, August 21, 2014

Yes, I really DID say that ...

"Interactive images are sort of like traditional print infographics, except bit by a radioactive digital spider that transforms them into heroic superhero graphics, writes Aimee Heckel, explaining they are one of the easiest, most flexible and exciting ways to digitally transform a story."

Yes, I really did say that.

Read the whole story and get some fun tips on how your newsroom can use interactive images here! Plus, get five different ways to use interactive images in your reporting today.

Monday, August 18, 2014

I ran off and joined the circus

And documented it with a ton of videos, photos, news articles and Dramamine pills.

Monday, July 28, 2014

I created the worst online dating profile ever

For a story about how to make an effective, quality online dating profile, I went ahead and did the opposite: I created the worst profile ever.

I had seven messages in 30 minutes.
Maybe I accidentally made the best online dating profile ever?

The full story is scheduled for release in upcoming weeks. Get a sneak peak here. Click on the rainbow NewHive icon to enlarge.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Giving Fourth of July Coverage a Digital Kick

Check out the article I wrote for about our unique, digital, Fourth of July coverage.

Aimee Heckel explains how she and her colleagues at two other newspapers decided to spice up the traditional July 4 fireworks story by using new digital tools to transform a “where-to-see-the-fireworks” story into something readers never experienced before.   

Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

NetNewsCheck runs a story about our project

Play, play, play. That's what we do all day.
And write bad poems, apparently.

What do you think about this idea? Could it ever work?

Read the full article here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

My favorite NewHive for one of my favorite profile stories

This digital story was the No. 1 clicked story of the hour and day for on May 23. Within a few hours of the story going live, it had 2,300 views on NewHive. By the end of the weekend, that number reached 9,300, and in a few more days, it surpassed 10,000. The cofounder of NewHive also tweeted the story and said he enjoyed it.