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Should your story include a map or a 360-degree video, or is it better told as an interactive? And do you want to tell the audience everything they need to know up front, or let them discover it as they progress?

If you need some inspiration for how to outline a digital news story, and which elements to include, check out Storydeck, a card game designed by Aleszu Bajak, editor of Storybench.

In a post on MediaShift, Bajak explains how the game can be used to teach digital storytelling skills in the classroom, but it can also be used in other teams, for example in the newsroom or at hackathons.

In groups, the participants choose a fully formed story pitch, and, after dealing the 15 cards that feature various storytelling elements, such as chart, illustration or crowdsourcing campaign, they select three that could work for their idea before starting to outline the project using markers, sticky notes and whiteboards.

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