"Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. There are a wealth of other terms used to describe this practice, such as digital documentaries, computer-based narratives, digital essays, electronic memoirs, interactive storytelling, etc.; but in general, they all revolve around the idea of combining the art of telling stories with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing." - Bernard Robin, PhD
These tools were developed by Knight Lab, a team of technologists and journalists from Northwestern University working at advancing news media innovation through exploration and experimentation. Their program develops interdisciplinary, open-source tools for digital storytelling in journalism. Learn more on their homepage.