The latest in our Travel Talk and Rock series, “Future platforms for digital storytelling and travel journalism” will be held in NYC on Saturday, April 6th and is cosponsored by Tumblr.

JOIN MATADOR AMBASSADORS Chris Burkard and Allie Bombach, plus Tumblr Travel Evangelist Jeremy Kressmann, Matador Founder Ross Borden, and me for an evening of discussions on the progression of travel journalism and how digital storytellers can reach new audiences and develop new partnerships with brands through Tumblr.

The event is hosted at the Tumblr offices in New York and is open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP via Facebook.

The lineup is as follows:

  • Tumblr Travel Evangelist Jeremy Kressmann will introduce the rapidly-thriving travel community on Tumblr, where the platform’s simple, flexible publishing tools allow a range of publishers, photographers, adventure athletes, filmmakers, and others to discover and share their stories with an audience of millions.
  • Matador Senior Editor David Miller will outline the evolution of travel journalism at Matador, and how the combination of authentic storytelling with social media has allowed innovative partnerships with brands and DMOs, and where this is going next with Tumblr.
  • Matador Ambassador Chris Burkard will be taking us through his explosive progression as a storyteller, from print to online, sharing his Tumblr and a case study of his Kamchaka project as a next-generation approach to working with sponsors.
  • Matador Ambassador Allie Bombach will share her insights on the trajectory of short video on the Web, including the creative constraints (and freedoms) of working with commercial clients, and how a combination of storytelling skills allows her to work with all different brands, from the outdoor industry to DMOs such as Queensland Tourism.

Where: Tumblr offices, 35 E 21st Street, 10th Floor, New York City, 10010

When: Saturday, April 6th, 4pm – 7pm, with beers and hanging afterwards.

Please RSVP at our Facebook invite. Hope to see you there, and feel free to leave any questions in the comments or at Facebook.