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Clark explains how one word’s placement affects storytelling - Indiana University School of Journalism

Clark explains how one word’s placement affects storytelling - Indiana University School of Journalism | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
That was how Roy Peter Clark’s guest lecture started Thursday morning to J460 Story Mechanics students in the journalism annex. The Poynter Institute’s vice president, senior scholar and instructor was on campus this week to talk to visiting professor Tom French’s classes.

Punctuating his talk with riffs and a couple of complete songs on an electronic keyboard, Clark used music to introduce the day’s topic: the importance of getting one word in exactly the right place.
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HOW DO I LEARN AN ANCESTOR’S STORY? - STORIES CONNECT LOVE HEALS

HOW DO I LEARN AN ANCESTOR’S STORY? - STORIES CONNECT LOVE HEALS | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
As I work my way through the genealogical process I wonder, why should I be concerned with someone whose name I hadn’t known, whose life is a blank page? I’ve discovered that if I dig deep enough I come face-to-face with an ancestor’s spirits and emotions, I become conscious of their joys and sufferings, and I establish a foundation upon which I can examine my own life.
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Storytelling Gone Wild - Genealogy of Religion

Storytelling Gone Wild - Genealogy of Religion | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The most likely answer is that narrative allows us to acquire, organize, store, and transmit information.
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Inside Stories: DEBUT OF BROADCASTR -- THE NEW YOUTUBE OF AUDIO STORIES?

Inside Stories: DEBUT OF BROADCASTR -- THE NEW YOUTUBE OF AUDIO STORIES? | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The new social media site Broadcastr launched last month in beta. Users can record, upload, share, and listen to "location-based" stories. The "stories" can be anecdotes, oral histories, fictions, or other kinds of recordings like restaurant reviews, comedy routines, and so on.
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Langwitches Blog - On the Go- Mobile Storytelling

Langwitches Blog - On the Go- Mobile Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It is time for another chapter in the series of Digital Storytelling for Educators posts.
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BBC News - Lost art of Urdu storytelling returns to Delhi

BBC News - Lost art of Urdu storytelling returns to Delhi | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
From ancient Sanskrit fables to Bollywood screenplays, India is known as one of the world's greatest storytelling nations and now an ancient tradition is experiencing a revival, and cleansing old wounds.
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What Jip en Janneke Can Teach Us About Storytelling - Brent Manke's Blog

What Jip en Janneke Can Teach Us About Storytelling - Brent Manke's Blog | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It’s All in the {Lack of} Details

A blurb about the book series in one of the books in our house states: “The fact that all children can recognise themselves in the silhouettes of Jip and Janneke, regardless of the colour of their skin, was of paramount importance to Fiep Westendorp.” And, as Scott McCloud would suggest, it’s the very simplicity of the characters’ silhouettes that make Jip and Janneke themselves a doorway through which all children can enter their world.
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Girls Sizzle for Citizen Journalism - WhatGives!? Do Something Good…

Girls Sizzle for Citizen Journalism - WhatGives!? Do Something Good… | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
“Now’s the time. There are stories to be told, and I think a woman’s point of view is extremely valuable, and sometimes it’s a little different.” ~Robert Redford
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Neil Stockley: A masterclass in political storytelling, courtesy of Shirley Williams

Neil Stockley: A masterclass in political storytelling, courtesy of Shirley Williams | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
I suggest that you should too, because in the space of three minutes, Baroness Shirley Williams gave the conference a masterclass in political communications.
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bnox: The story behind Pantene Superswisssh

bnox: The story behind Pantene Superswisssh | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
About a month ago, Pantene wanted to advertise their new Aqua Light product line in Flair Magazine and on vijfTV. The visual in the tv ad (a blonde woman whipping her hair left and right) reminded me of something:
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Data Reveals Stories: Part Six - Graphs - Ewan McIntosh

Data Reveals Stories: Part Six - Graphs - Ewan McIntosh | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
This is one of a six-part series on how to harness data to reveal stories. It represents notes and follow-on links. If you want to take part in an exciting workshop to get your hands on real life data sets, create your own visualisations and learn how to share them, you can join me in Boston at Building Learning Communities...
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CultureLab: The evolving art of storytelling

CultureLab: The evolving art of storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Yet, what's refreshing about Rose's book is that he is not simply a cheerleader for transmedia; he's just as willing to point out failures ("choose-you-own-adventure" movies) as successes. Overall, he's optimistic about the impact of these new storytelling approaches and uses of technology, but is rigorous when drawing on the evidence.
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Walking the Line Between Good and Evil: The Common Thread of Heroes and Villains

Walking the Line Between Good and Evil: The Common Thread of Heroes and Villains | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Mythology, science fiction, and comic books are chock full of stories of heroes and their battles against the ills of society, the eternal struggle between good and evil. We are meant to view these two main characters, the Hero and the Villain, as opposites on the spectrum of ethics and morality. But are they really so different when you look at their individual traits and behaviors?
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Visual Storytelling: What will they buy? —Not what do I have to sell?

Visual Storytelling: What will they buy? —Not what do I have to sell? | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Too often photographers look only at the cost of making a photo—pushing the button. In the days of film many of these same photographers would try and sell a 25¢ piece of paper. Both then and now these photographers miss the point—the medium is only a vehicle.

Photographers of people sell moments. The better the photographer is able to raise the feelings in the beholder’s mind the monetary value of that image is increased.
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Keepers of the Second Throat - Patricia Smith

Keepers of the Second Throat - Patricia Smith | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
[Gregg's Note: This will be the best thing you read this week. Maybe all year.]

Let me introduce you to my mother, Annie Pearl Smith of Aliceville, Ala. In the 1950s, along with thousands of other apprehensive but determined Southerners, their eyes locked on the second incarnation of the North Star, she packed up her whole life and headed for the city, with its tenements, its promise, its rows of factories like open mouths feeding on hope.
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The attraction of uncertainty in #storytelling - The ecology of knowledge

The attraction of uncertainty in #storytelling - The ecology of knowledge | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
"If there is no uncertainty there is no story. Uncertainty is the reason stories draw us in and engage us, because they tap into problem-solving instincts that have evolved over millions of years." C. Kurtz

This gave me an Aha moment of staggering proportions.
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Instagram Founders: Instagram Is A “New Entertainment Platform”

Instagram Founders: Instagram Is A “New Entertainment Platform” | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Instagram’s explosive growth has made them the current go-to success story for pivoting and unleashed a torrent of buzz around the white hot photo-sharing space. But founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger don’t think of the service as just a simple way to share images, but as more of mechanism for users to tell stories and discover the world around them, a “new entertainment platform” the co-founders told me in an interview for TCTV yesterday.
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The Cleanest Line: Choose Your Own Storytelling

The Cleanest Line: Choose Your Own Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
For all my love of storytelling and all of my blahblahblah, I will concede that there’s something romantic to the notion of being so at-peace with yourself that you don’t tell a soul. Not even in the de facto manner I mocked above. Sometimes there’s value to keeping things personal, like something that meant everything to you, and that was enough.
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Janet Harriett - April Fools Lesson in Storytelling and Plausible Sci-Fi Science

Janet Harriett - April Fools Lesson in Storytelling and Plausible Sci-Fi Science | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
I ventured onto the interntet today for something other than work, which means I got sucked into an April Fools joke. Unlike most April Fools jokes, I actually enjoyed this one. Yes, I feel a little stupid for getting sucked in, but Mary Robinette Kowal spun the tale so well that my final emotion is "That was a fun ride" not "I'm a stupid idiot for ever believing the VP of SFWA and Batman were being abducted by aliens."
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The Essential Elements of Storytelling … according to James Cameron

The Essential Elements of Storytelling … according to James Cameron | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The other night, flipping through channels, I came across a Charlie Rose interview with James Cameron. Say what you will about the director of Avatar and Titanic (and Aliens) — he knows how to tell a story.
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Next gen hotel sales pros hungry for storytelling

Next gen hotel sales pros hungry for storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Storytelling resonates well with new generation.
Interestingly, what seemed to resonate best with the group was my storytelling of my early, very humble days in hotel sales; my getting started; the challenges faced, the mistakes made; and most importantly, those invaluable lessons learned. I came away from the speaking engagement reenergized and emboldened to continue speaking, mentoring and writing about anecdotes and lessons learned along the way of a near-lifetime of selling experiences.
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Piecing stories & quilts - Susan Kille

Piecing stories & quilts - Susan Kille | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Storytelling is a lot like a collection of red and white quilts.

Each is an art form working with a few elements but with results limited only by imagination.
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Interactive Narratives: Creating the future of storytelling (SXSW 2011)

Presentation from the SXSW 2011 panel on Interactive Narratives: Creating the future of storytelling (SXSW 2011)
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Convergence - The 5 Stories of Convergent Media

Convergence - The 5 Stories of Convergent Media | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Pitching ideas to publishers, studios and broadcasters used to be reasonably straightforward. If you had a good story, a track record and talent attached. Not easy to get a deal, perhaps, but at least the rules of the game were mutually understood. It’s not the same with convergent media.

In the labs that I’ve been running for the past couple of years, we’ve been telling people that they build five credible stories when they’re developing projects and preparing pitches.
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Open Story: Unique CNN reporting on the Japan Earthquake

Open Story: Unique CNN reporting on the Japan Earthquake | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This story is a collaborative effort of CNN and hundreds of iReport contributors who experienced the quake and its aftermath. It's a new approach to telling the story of a news event; we're calling it an Open Story.
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