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What is the Role of Explainers in the News?

Posted by: leelefever on October 24, 2013- 10:51am

Categories: Explainers, journalism, kalven, news, newsbound, rosen

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Newsbound is a startup creating news explainers in a unique visual format. I interviewed their Explainer-in-Chief last year. Newsbound founder Josh Kalven recently wrote about the need for explainers in the news and specifically, what’s missing from their use: But looking across the explanatory landscape, there’s a glaring problem. While the news industry is investing in topic-based explainers, it’s regularly failing to get the return it deserves. This isn’t due to lack of demand. News... Continue Reading

In Honor of Richard Feynman - The Great Explainer

Posted by: leelefever on May 11, 2012- 12:15pm

Categories: Explainers, feynman, physics, science, video

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Today I was reminded by Brain Pickings that it's Richard Feynman's birthday.  He passed away in 1988, and would have been 94 today.  I recently became fascinated with Feynman while doing research on the Art of Explanation book.  Feynman was a brilliant and colorful American Phycisist who played a major role in the Manhattan Project and later won a Nobel Prize.  He was known as "The Great Explainer" due to his ability to help people understand and more importantly, be inspired by science and the... Continue Reading