Storytelling in the digital age

We’re making a toolkit for digital storytelling.

Stop talking, start building

Our world is changing rapidly, but how do you deal with constant change? And is there a way to figure out the future of journalism hands-on? We believe there is. The solution is in learning by making, especially in interdisciplinary teams with code, design and storytelling skills.

We need to build the future. By building the future we’ll discover more quickly what works and what doesn’t. Through learning by doing and experimentation skills for web based storytelling will grow, confidence will increase and a new future proof practice in media and journalism will establish more quickly. So, let’s create a tsunami of experiments and become mad scientists.

Hackastory developed a method for media professionals and organizations to innovate in digital storytelling. We developed projects in five countries on three continents. A the fourth continent is coming up: in October we’re going to Haiti. 

Our first year:
25 projects
6 hackathons
4 countries
3 continents

We had 150 participants with 20 nationalities. The attendees worked at Dutch national news outlets, such as NOS, RTL Nieuws, RTL Z and VPRO. Also from the Volkskrant, the leading newspaper in The Netherlands, VRT, the biggest broadcaster in Belgium, Nuba Reports (Kenya), 3Ayin (Sudan), YoungNation Media (Zimbabwe), The Daily Vox (South Africa) and Africa Check and Amabhungane, centres for investigative journalism in South Africa.

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