Announcing II’s proud new owner: UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication!
Exactly five months after initially posting about II’s sale, I could not be happier to announce that the blog has been acquired by my alma mater, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will be edited by Steven King. It’s been a long time in the making and after months of strategizing and finalizing the deal behind-the-scenes, I am extremely proud and honored to officially and publicly hand over the reins to UNC.
I graduated from the School in 2007 and hold sincere gratitude to all of my professors and classmates there who taught me about multimedia storytelling and the potential for visual communication. They initially sparked my enthusiasm for multimedia, which only grew stronger over the years as I engaged with all of you, thanks to Innovative Interactivity. I am forever grateful for all of those engaging conversations, both on and off the site.
Steven King, UNC instructor of interactive multimedia and former editor of innovations and director of video at The Washington Post, will be the new editor for the site.
“I am thrilled to continue the work Tracy pioneered with II. Over the next few months, I hope to advance the site, build a closer community and service the ever-changing needs of the interactive media industry. In addition to a redesign coming in January of 2013 we will also be announcing the first Interactive Workshop for early May of next year,” wrote King.
Going forward, I will blog occasionally as we make the transition so look out for those in the near future. Also, you can always find me via @tracyboyerclark on Twitter. UNC has some excellent thoughts on how to build out this site further and ensure it continues being a strong “watering hole” for you all.Â Steven and I both welcome your thoughts on how UNC can improve the site going forward and I hope you are as excited about this news as I am! Please provide your suggestions in the comments below or tweet them @iitweets
Best wishes to you all and with sincere gratitude,
Tracy Boyer Clark