Google AMP Stories
The Washington Post was one of several partners with Google to test the new AMP stories format: a storytelling template that relies on a tappable, mobile-first experience. The project launched in February. These AMP stories live on the Washington Post website and are original stories, unlike those that are repurposed for Instagram or Snapchat. I work on a small team comprised of people with photo, reporting and video backgrounds. I've also have had the opportunity to step beyond my design role by writing, researching and pitching story ideas for our team to tackle.
See below for a few examples.
My job as a designer involves working on the digital presentation of enterprise projects. For these stories, I work very closely with photo editors, assignment editors and copy editors across multiple sections in the newsroom (foreign, national and sports, to name a few). See below for a few examples.
Behind the scenes photographs of retiring Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan — Photos by Melina Mara
After school shootings, a teenager challenges the gun culture in her conservative Wyoming town — Story by Eli Saslow, Photos by Jabin Botsford
After 30 years in America, she was about to be deported. Then, a tiny Colorado church offered her sanctuary. — Story by Stephanie McCrummen, Photos by Melina Mara
To become Nationals manager, Dave Martinez had to step out of Joe Maddon's shadow — Story by Chelsea Janes, Portrait by Jonathan Newton
California’s defiance of immigration law creates stark divides — Story by Scott Wilson, Photos by Salwan Georges