Berkeley newspaper gets campus shooting news out with Storify

Its website overloaded, a campus newspaper gets news out about a shooting in real time using a social storytelling tool.


Owen Thomas

Internet Culture

Published Nov 15, 2011   Updated Jun 3, 2021, 1:18 am CDT

The news must get out.

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As news spread that a suspect wielding a weapon had been shot by campus police at the University of California at Berkeley, editors at the campus newspaper, the Daily Californian, found its website overloaded by traffic.

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So they turned to Storify, a tool that assembles tweets, photos, and other fragments of media shared on social networks into a coherent story. (Full disclosure: We’re fans of Storify at the Daily Dot, too.)

Here’s how the Daily Cal told the story:

Photo by amrutatrivedi via thejdmorris

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2011, 9:44 pm CST