My experience in a newspaper newsroom over the years has been: The word you hear least often, the word that’s hardest for people to say in that environment, is the word yes. It’s safer to say no. You get second-guessed less often if you say no. Your job’s not on the line if you say no. But if you’re willing to say yes and you’re willing to face the consequences of having said yes, then quite amazing things can happen.

Wise words from a man who I have tremendous respect for. Thank you for saying yes when we had an opportunity to take it to the next level.

My daughter doesn’t need to call it #transmedia to know that she can surround herself with #frozen stories.
Speaking of multi-platform storytelling, remember to mark your calendar for Tribeca’s Storyscapes coming to the festival next month. This year’s projects include another soon to be classic from the National Film Board, Circa 1948, and Nonny de la Peña, Use of Force. If you’re into the recent Facebook acquisition of the Oculus Rift, you should get familiar with Nonny’s work. Oh… and I’ll be on stage as well during Saturday’s TFI Interactive.

My daughter doesn’t need to call it #transmedia to know that she can surround herself with #frozen stories.

Speaking of multi-platform storytelling, remember to mark your calendar for Tribeca’s Storyscapes coming to the festival next month. This year’s projects include another soon to be classic from the National Film Board, Circa 1948, and Nonny de la Peña, Use of Force. If you’re into the recent Facebook acquisition of the Oculus Rift, you should get familiar with Nonny’s work.

Oh… and I’ll be on stage as well during Saturday’s TFI Interactive.

The Next Act

I’d like to share some exciting news as 2014 is shaping up to be a year for change. Several promising opportunities have presented themselves that speak directly to my journalism and interactive storytelling roots. So, I’m leaving Second Story to pursue another “adjacent possible.” I appreciate the time at the interactive studio and the opportunity to work alongside a talented, driven, hard-working and interdisciplinary team.

I, or rather, we’ll be revealing the next act in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, if you have opportunities to collaborate or a story you’d love to tell in innovative and engaging ways, I’d love to hear from you. Or if you want to get an early preview of what we’re working on, please do drop me a line.

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