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Digital Storytelling Gets a Boost with CNN’s Great Big Story

great big story logoCNN Launches Storytelling Network, Great Big Story
At midnight Tuesday, CNN and Turner flipped the switch on Great Big Story, a startup storytelling network. ?€?It was conceived as a way to reach new audiences in new ways, with an authentic and original voice,?€? said co-founder Andrew Morse, who oversees digital and newsgathering for CNN. (Source: TVNewser)

Great Big Story, or GBS, is a video network whose mission is to produce content that goes deeper than the cat videos and fluffy lists of other millennial-targeted websites. Despite the backing of CNN and its parent Turner Broadcasting, however, the site is decidedly not a news network. GBS will release three to five non-fiction videos per day of untold stories about new frontiers, the human condition, planet Earth, and tastes and flavors. (Source: AdAge)

GBS will distribute its content via a website and apps for both iOS and Android devices. But its tales will also show up on Facebook, YouTube, Apple News, Snapchat and more as November gets underway. The start-up, which is not formally part of CNN, will also tap connected TVs through Apple TV, Roku, Amazon and Chromecast, among others. (Source: Variety)

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