The Digital Storytelling Tool
„Digital Storytelling“ is a modern way of presenting multimedia stories on a web-based platform. Since 2012, more and more stories have been told in this way. The most well-known examples are “Snow Fall” from the NY Times and “Firestorm” by The Guardian. The stories show us what is possible in a new age of media coverage, where various aspects of a story can be presented through a combination of words, audios, images and videos.
Inspired by these multimedia pioneers, Codevise and WDR developed their own tool for digital storytelling: Pageflow. In contrast to its predecessors, Pageflow can be used again and again, no matter what story is being told. Journalists can therefore focus on the content and no longer have to deal with the technical side of things. Pageflow operates like a micro content management system (CMS), which is specially developed to present a story in full screen and integrate audios, videos, text and pictures into a flowing narrative.