Flipboard is giving news publishers and other curators on the platform a new way to highlight content through a format called Storyboards.
Until now, a lot of Flipboard’s approach has focused on on its Smart Magazines, which are ongoing collections mixing human and algorithmic curation, allowing readers to keep up-to-date and dive deeply into a given topic.
Storyboards, on the other hand, are more of a one-time collection of articles, videos, podcasts, tweets and other media. Content-wise, it may not be that different from a roundup-style article, but put together with Flipboard’s typical visual panache.
Publishers have already been beta testing it out. For exampl,e TheGrio created a Storyboard collecting the latest coverage of George Floyd’s death and the resulting protests, while National Geographic curated