The Narratively journey: Founder Noah Rosenberg shares his trip from journalist to entrepreneur
Thursday 6th August 2014
The Ideas Space, Level 2, Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)
5pm - 6pm, to be followed by light refreshments
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Since its launch in late 2012, online publication Narratively has consistently bucked major media trends by looking beyond the news cycle and the constant click-bait, and emphasizing quality over quantity. The award-winning site explores one weekly theme and publishes one story a day—in longform writing, video, audio, animation, photo essays and comics—so that every story, and storyteller, has maximum impact.
After launching with funding from a successful Kickstarter campaign, Narratively has refined its business model and become a formidable, and growing, platform for journalists and their untold human stories.
What can this Brooklyn-based startup teach us about turning a mere idea into reality, and finding new models for sustainable storytelling along the way?
About the Presenter
Noah Rosenberg is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of Narratively, a platform devoted to original, in-depth and untold stories.
Launched in New York in September 2012, Narratively was listed at number six among TIME Magazine's "50 Best Websites of 2013." A print, video and multimedia journalist, Rosenberg was a spring 2012 fellow at The City University of New York's Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times' Metro desk and he has also written features, essays and breaking news for the National, Travel, Sports and Styles sections. A passionate storyteller across all media platforms, Rosenberg has interviewed Holocaust survivors and Nuremberg interrogators; day laborers and CEOs; youth athletes and sports legends. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Noah Rosenberg appears as part of the Walkley Foundation's Freelance Focus festival, August 4-6, Brisbane. www.walkleys.com/freelance