Caught this article about index/nonfiction as story - niemanstoryboard.us/2010/04/13/from-treme-to-the-911-commission-report-index-as-story/
which led me to the show's web site - www.hbo.com/treme/index.html
and to this article - www.nola.com/treme-hbo/index.ssf/2010/04/hbos_treme_explained_do_you_kn.html (which has a place readers can share comments - more interaction)
What I like about this
First, as a general awesome link between a fiction and non-fiction source - cool!!!!
Second, it is a way for newspapers to find a place to jump back into places where they seem to be dying.
Third, what a great way to teach culture, geography, social studies and such
I do not have HBO so still waiting to see Treme (I am looking to see if it is online yet...) - but I can see from the official site there are some transmedial elements and potential for even more - how many people might start to really look into this time period and place (I already have as I write some stories that take place in Nola and from general time period).
This is an example of how I think transmedia can be used in education!!!!!!!