Response to Digital Storytelling Resource: #6

*I am currently working my way through my fourth semester of the Information and Learning Technologies master’s program at University of Colorado, Denver.  This is the sixth post within a series of responses to digital storytelling resources that I’ve been assigned to write for a course titled Digital Storytelling.

After last week’s critique on an incredible story from National Geographic, I decided to do a little more exploring on Nat Geo.  I found that National Geographic has some amazing articles and video clips that are all about different topics pertaining to food!  They actually have an entire website full of them!  Of course no one could ever expect less than phenomenal work from such an organization as Nat Geo, but I was surprised to see that there was so much content dedicated to food.  Their website is such a great resource for digital stories and I’ve already found myself spending way too much time there!

Nat Geo Food Page

The food site is such a large compilation of stories but they’ve broken it up into sections for easy navigation.  There are seven types of stories to choose from:

  • Magazine – articles rom the Nat Geo magazine with beautiful photography
  • News – news stories about such topics like fishing with bombs, the best and worst in American food, and why dirt matters
  • The Plate – Nat Geo’s food blog where four women serve up daily discussions on food
  • Photography – short stories told through photography slideshows, some taken by professional photographers and some by amateur Nat Geo fanscoffee slideshow
  • Video – brief video clips on topics like turkey dinners, the surprising science of how we taste food, and why we should be eating ugly food
  • Experiences – incredible stories about different food “experiences” all over the world like expeditions, exhibits, culinary adventures, evenings with top chefs, etc. as well as links to current events going on
  • Join The Conversation – recent tweets and easy access to Twitter conversations about food recent Tweet
*Header image is a detailed piece taken from a photograph by Hans Gissinger of National Geographic Magazine, located here.
*All other images from Nat Geo’s food website here.