THE LUR DILEMMA
Category: Best data-driven reporting (small and large newsrooms)
Organisation: ROYAL MEDIA SERVICES
Organisation size: Big
Publication date: 27/03/2019
Credit: DORCAS WANGIRA
The Lur Dilemma is a multimedia story incoroporating both video, still images and text.It is an explanatory narrative that explores the burden of infertility in Kenya.It draws the narrative from the available data, and tells a story from the perspective of two women who can never have children of their own.
The Lur Dilemma has begun an important conversation on the burden of infertility.It has explored Infertility , its scale and scope and also focuses on the economic,politicial, health and personal nuances.It explores the problems and also offers the solutions . With the hashtag #LurDilemma, the feedback helped get feedback from our viewers on what needs to be done. The personal stories helped people connect to their own experiences.
1.PageFlow. It is a digital storytelling tool that incorporates audiovisual material: videos, still photographs, audio ,text and hyperlinks.
2.Animation/ Adobe Premiere . This was for the animation of the numerical data.
What was the hardest part of this project?
Incorporating the data .It took a month to prepare and rewrite the project.The host site also requires additional payment for more data visualization.There are limits to the content for each story.
What can others learn from this project?
Data is not the entire story.People can make sense of data when they see the people represented by it. Good stories are made of multiple elements , and the most important is “People.” If data can cast light on the human condition, it is central to storytelling.