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February 16, 2014

Do journalists really need another app to help them tell stories?

When I first read about this new app called Pop, I figured it was just another fun way for people share pictures, videos and GIFs. Turns out we’re supposed to take it a lot more seriously. From Nieman Journalism Lab we learn that the app is designed to be yet another new way for journalists to tell stories.

I certainly would like to see Pop succeed. I can’t help but feel, though, that if you have a compelling story to tell, you’ll find a way to tell it that is compelling. Finding the right tools (including apps) for the job is important but secondary.