Digital Narratives — Checklist
- Attribution: Each image, video, and other media element is given attribution.
- Captions: Each image, video, and other media element includes a caption.
- Byline: The byline accurately reflects the narrative’s authorship.
- Subtitle: The subtitle is concise (just a few words) and enhances/clarifies the narrative’s title.
- Data Visualizations: Selective use of data visualizations can make complex datasets accessible.
- Maps: Identify the location(s) associated with your topic to provide context.
- Text is presented in a manner that is visually appealing and encourages the reader to engage and keep reading the entire narrative.
- Breakouts, Cards, and Doubles—containers are used to create a “flow” and provide the reader with a dynamic reading experience.
- Media elements are selected because they help the reader better understand the topic—they are NOT simply decoration or a visual distraction to the narrative.
- Sources are cited in the body of the narrative.
- A Cited Sources section is located at the end of the narrative.