The Guardian’s ‘Firestorm’: Great, Or Too Much?

The Guardian published a super fancy multimedia presentation about a family surviving a wildfire in Australia. You can check it out by clicking the picture above. I recommend it.

I’m curious what you think about it, whether you’re a journalist, a fiction writer, a documentary maker, or the average reader/viewer. Do you think this is great? Or is it a little much?

I think it’s really, really ambitious, and I love really, really ambitious things. So it scores major points there. But my brain couldn’t settle into the experience. Was I reading a story, or was I watching a documentary? That’s not a complaint, exactly. Just the way I reacted to it this time.

That said, I think this is a fantastic way to present journalism in the Internet age. I hope we see more of this.