Stories Hatched from the NEST
July 12, 2016
The NEST Storytelling Website—created as a master’s research project by Tyler Quiring of the UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism and the Mitchell Center—will have additional transmedia elements that tell the multilayered stories of coastal Maine clam diggers—stories that do not often leave the mudflats where they are commonly told.
From Quiring’s perspective, if done right, transmedia storymaking doesn’t just tell stories or disseminate information but builds knowledge. For example, he feels he was building knowledge alongside the people he was researching with for the project—from NEST stakeholders to shellfish harvesters, and beach managers.