Matt Dusenbury invites you to follow him from behind the scenes as he launches a new project for ANewAtlantis. He is working on a news article, but wants to turn it into something more.
The article focuses on those who are impoverished in London, Ontario, and how some have turned to artistic expression as a way of connecting with the community. Instead of merely turning out a sole printed piece, however, the story will be expanded, to showcase the writing process, and the writer - to tell the story about the story.
The title? "Dry Throats Unite"
Dry Throats Unite has dual goals. First, to show what is involved in turning a single idea into an in-depth news article about a segment of the city. Using tweets, updates, and blog posts, you'll be able to see how this project unfolds, from start to finish, culminating in a published news article. But on a deeper level, Dry Throats Unite is about exploring small-scale, local journalism, and how 21st century technology can be used to help storytellers broadcast the world around them.
A pen, a pad, a microphone, or a paintbrush - everyone has their stories to tell. This is Dry Throats Unite.