Category Archives: Multimedia Storytelling

Telling Stories: Chapter 1 review

1. Storytelling vs. News Report Traditional news stories relate what happened. They start with a fact. They have a headline. They have supporting facts. But they don’t engage with character or plot. Storytelling not only informs viewers, but engages them … Continue reading

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And What’s Interesting… Test for Story Ideas

In this article in Transom Review, NPR radio reporter and journalism instructor Alex Blumberg offers some great advice for determining if you on the right track to finding a good story. Here are some takeaways from the article: 1. Don’t … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on multimedia reporting and storytelling

Not Everything We Call a “Story” is a Story The writer and writing coach Jack Hart has noted that journalists have a habit of calling almost everything we do a story whether or not it has any narrative elements. But… … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 Preview

Tips on the Art of Story Hunting 1. From news stories Example: John “House” Taylor, the 6′ 11″, 500 lb football player CBS21 (Aug 23, 2012) to Yahoo Sports, Deadspin, SBNation, etc to New York Times (Sept. 6, 2012) Here … Continue reading

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For inspiration and ideas: Location-based multimedia websites

“An ordinary life examined closely reveals itself to be exquisite and complicated and exceptional, somehow managing to be both heroic and plain.” – Susan Orlean Finding the Uwharries Slab City Stories Visualizing Florida California is a Place On the DTES … Continue reading

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An introduction to multimedia reporting and storytelling

Not Everything We Call a “Story” is a Story The writer and writing coach Jack Hart has noted that journalists have a habit of calling almost everything we do a story whether or not it has any narrative elements. But… … Continue reading

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Some more inspiration

Finding the Uwharries Slab City Stories Visualizing Florida

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Some location-based multimedia inspiration

“An ordinary life examined closely reveals itself to be exquisite and complicated and exceptional, somehow managing to be both heroic and plain.” – Susan Orlean California is a Place While We Sleep On the DTES UnSung New Yorkers

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Alex Blumberg on “What Constitutes a Good Story?”

In this 2005 article in Transom Review, NPR radio reporter and journalism instructor Alex Blumberg offers some great advice for determining if you on the right track to finding a good story. Here are some takeaways from the article: 1. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Seeking Out Multimedia Stories

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