Reinventing Local News: An Experiment with Animation

RTDNA Research,

Learn how you can up your storytelling game by using animation in your news stories and see the research that proves it can help grow your audience. Join researchers from Northeastern University in Boston who have been experimenting with new ways to produce video news stories. The research involved placing two animators inside TV newsrooms in Chicago (WLS-TV) and Boston (WCVB-TV) for one year where they worked as visual content producers, creating dozens of animated news stories covering a range of topics for on-air and digital platforms.



Trainer: Mike Beaudet has worked in local television news for more than 25 years. He's an investigative reporter at WCVB-TV in Boston and a journalism professor at Northeastern University. Beaudet has won numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards and 19 New England Emmys. A graduate of Emerson College, Mike earned his master's degree from Northeastern. His research focuses on the future of video news storytelling.