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Dr Stephen Hawking Physics professor and author at Cambridge University 1988 – Licensed from: Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo


Each week, we curate a list of story-driven projects, videos, and articles and share them with our community in a digest email. Below are the story picks for this week. If you are interested in receiving these links in an email, we’d love to have you to join our newsletter. Sign up here.

  1. One of the great thinkers of our lifetime, Stephen Hawking, passed away this week at the age of 76. The NY Times paid tribute to his extraordinary life and work here. 
  2. If you enjoyed the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, you owe it to yourself to check out the Paralympic Games that are happening now. These photos capture but a tiny glimpse of the athletes’ talents.
  3. Microsoft created a website to advocate for inclusive design. Scroll down this page to experience powerful videos that tell the stories of Haben, Victor, Antoine, Rosemarie, and Rajarajeshwari,and the expectations they have for human-centered design for technology.
  4. We’re advocates for telling a truthful story that owns up to mistakes. National Geographic did just that this week by acknowledging their racist past.
  5. What is multi-platform storytelling? Why does it matter? We have the answers.
  6. This is an inspiring story about overcoming adversity, from a gifted athlete who has learned, repeatedly, that nothing comes easy.
  7. A 3 year old went to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and was photographed admiring the portrait of Michelle Obama. The former first lady arranged a meeting and the two new friends had a dance party.