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Newsweek redesign: Glad I didn’t judge it only by its cover… - Poynter.

Newsweek redesign: Glad I didn’t judge it only by its cover… - Poynter. | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It was when I looked inside that I found new energy—not overly opinionated or distasteful content, but smart design and storytelling, infused with fresh perspective. I found strong photography, tight edits, layered story forms and beautiful grid work.
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Matt Waite: To build a digital future for news, developers must be able to hack at the core of old systems

Matt Waite: To build a digital future for news, developers must be able to hack at the core of old systems | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It’s tempting to say that a real critical mass is afoot, marrying journalists and technologists and finally getting us to this “Future of Journalism” thing we keep hearing about. I’ve recently had a job change that’s given me some time to reflect on this movement of journalism+programming.

In a word, I’m disappointed.
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Parents Capture Daughter’s Experience With Brain Cancer - CBS Minnesota

Parents Capture Daughter’s Experience With Brain Cancer - CBS Minnesota | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
For two well-known Minneapolis Star Tribune photographers, a picture is worth so much more than a thousand words. Liz Flores and David Joles, of Minneapolis, say it's the only way to measure their love for their daughter during a time they found themselves in their toughest assignment yet.
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STORYTELLING : Part 1

STORYTELLING : Part 1 | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Southerns are storytellers we sometimes think that the tradition is ours alone. Not always true, but sometimes when I hear people say they tell stories with their pictures I wonder do they. Maybe they give us the images to complete make the story.

These thoughts came to mind when I saw a group of images submitted to the 2011 Hearst Biennial by a photographer from Moscow named Victor Yuliev. His body of work "Sleepers" told a complete story from the first image until the last each of the 16 jpegs was an intricate part of his story about tents that are set up in parks around Moscow for the homeless to have a place to go at night.
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Talebi - Memories of a Phoenix Feather - Iranian Storytelling Traditions and Contemporary Theater

Talebi - Memories of a Phoenix Feather - Iranian Storytelling Traditions and Contemporary Theater | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
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THE STORIES THAT CONNECT US - The Sixties 101

THE STORIES THAT CONNECT US - The Sixties 101 | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Stories are revolving scripts of our own creation. They are the narratives that we live by, and through which we define ourselves, our world, and our role in it. Think about it. If someone asks us to tell him or her something about ourselves, what do we do? Right, we share something of our lives and we put it in story form. Our lives become a collection of events, all coalescing into our personal narrative in which each of us play bit parts.
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Jay O'Callahan: Appreciations

Jay O'Callahan: Appreciations | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
It is clear that O'Callahan's approach spans beyond storytelling. O'Callahan explains, "It is strange that, in our culture, we are trained to look for weaknesses. When I work with people, they are often surprised when I point out the wonderful crucial details - the parts that are alive." O'Callahan goes on to suggest that, "if our eyes are always looking for weakness, we begin to lose the intuition to notice the beauty."
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David LaBelle on storytelling

David LaBelle on storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
“I think that’s what’s missing in most photojournalism. For a lot of photographers it’s about “my” pictures or it’s “my” story. And it’s not. They don’t have the sensitivity or the emphasisaty that they need for the people that they are photographing. They are too distant. And again, it’s too much about light, it’s too much about composition. And it’s not about living as a human being with the same fears and the same dreams that we all share.”
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THE CURIOUS JOURNEY OF CURIOUS GEORGE - More Intelligent Life

THE CURIOUS JOURNEY OF CURIOUS GEORGE - More Intelligent Life | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Thus began the adventures of Curious George, one of the most popular and enduring children’s characters of all time. During the course of seven original stories by H.A. and Margret Rey, he moved to America, joined the circus, and became an astronaut. Those are big adventures for a little monkey. But none was quite as dramatic as what had happened to his creators in real life. “Curious George Saves the Day”, an exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through March 13th, makes that much clear.
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Storytelling Notebook Sketches (13 pieces) - My Modern Metropolis

Storytelling Notebook Sketches (13 pieces) - My Modern Metropolis | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Mexico-born Hugo Lugo takes everything we thought about boring lined paper and turns it upside down (in some cases literally). By combining painting, drawing and photography, he makes us feel as if we're watching a suspenseful story unfold. While in some cases he takes away from paper with strategically placed cutouts, in still others he adds in items like thread to help tell the story.
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Meet VidCaster: The Mr. Potato Head of video platforms - Poynter.

Meet VidCaster: The Mr. Potato Head of video platforms - Poynter. | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
“VidCaster’s not just a platform,” says Farr. Instead, he says, it’s like a very sticky glue that holds together different technologies. When combined, those technologies comprise something far more comprehensive than just a single platform.
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WordTheatre, Selected Shorts and Other Story Salons

WordTheatre, Selected Shorts and Other Story Salons | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
“I’m really trying to reach out to people, to connect,” said Cedering Fox, the artistic director of WordTheatre NY, which presented the event. “We’re all living in this complicated world, all experiencing disappointment, pain and joy. These writers have an ability to put into words what we rarely take time to feel.”
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Little-known sci-fi facts: 3 ways George Lucas' wife saved Star Wars - Blastr

Little-known sci-fi facts: 3 ways George Lucas' wife saved Star Wars - Blastr | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Marcia Lucas was by her husband's side from his days as a fledgling USC filmmaker through the completion of Return of the Jedi. She, not George, is the only Lucas to win an Oscar for 1977's Star Wars. And thanks to a painful divorce, she's all but absent from the history books. But her impact on Star Wars can still be felt.
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The Art of Immersion: Why Do We Tell Stories?

The Art of Immersion: Why Do We Tell Stories? | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
What is it about stories, anyway?

Anthropologists tell us that storytelling is central to human existence. That it’s common to every known culture. That it involves a symbiotic exchange between teller and listener — an exchange we learn to negotiate in infancy.
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BT - Storytellers - Inspired by London 2012

BT - Storytellers - Inspired by London 2012 | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Storytelling runs through our lives and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games present the most exciting opportunity for story-telling in our generation.

BT is searching for people to become the storytellers of the Games.

From one year out, through to the Games themselves in 2012, these storytellers will capture what London 2012 means to them, and the British public, in their own unique and creative way.
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QlikCommunity - QlikView and the Power of Storytelling

QlikCommunity - QlikView and the Power of Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
We rely on stories to put our ideas in context and give them meaning. It should be no surprise, then, that the human capacity for storytelling plays an important role in problem solving. So it follows that as technology aimed at solving business problems with the use of data, business intelligence software should help people visualize ideas using data, and should be flexible and fast enough to let people build their stories at the speed of thought―sort of like creating a storyboard.
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DailyOM - Storytelling - Reviving A Community Tradition

DailyOM - Storytelling - Reviving A Community Tradition | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
By building practices of storytelling we give the ones we love an opportunity to draw closer in our human experience.
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Re-Weaving Community, Creating Future - Storytelling at the Heart and Soul of Healthy Communities - Orton Family Foundation

Re-Weaving Community, Creating Future - Storytelling at the Heart and Soul of Healthy Communities - Orton Family Foundation | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
“The Orton Family Foundation’s Heart & Soul Community Planning approach calls for nothing less than sweeping change: a bottom-up, across-the-board retooling of planning in cities and towns across America. The singular times we live in demand it. Citizens, increasingly, are calling for it as they reclaim their voice to shape the future of the places they call home...
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Divorced Dad: Lost and Found — The Good Men Project Magazine

Divorced Dad: Lost and Found — The Good Men Project Magazine | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
We had both become accustomed to goodbyes. As father and son, we had long ago reached a male understanding that a certain amount of emotion was a good thing. Too much was bad—very bad, in fact. The ease of being together could easily turn ugly if the pain of our situation was spoken out loud. We didn’t live together and never would. This was as good as it was going to get. We both knew this, but never wanted to say it out loud—as if the silence would somehow diminish the hurt.
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A hive of long-form journalists: Gerry Marzorati and Mark Danner on a new model for long form

A hive of long-form journalists: Gerry Marzorati and Mark Danner on a new model for long form | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Marzorati argued that the Internet has not shortened readers’ attention spans, and that the audience for long-form journalism is large, enthusiastic, and happy to read long pieces that are actually long. And that’s a trend that’s been on the rise: During the tenure of Jack Rosenthal in the ’90s, Marzorati noted, cover stories at the Times Magazine actually grew from an average of 4,000 to 5,000 words to at least 8,000 words.* For him, the crisis of the form isn’t the audience, but the expense: Who is going to pay for the necessary months of reporting, fact-checking, and editing — not to mention the legal protection that intensive pieces often require?
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Storytelling and the Power of 'One Great Idea'

Storytelling and the Power of 'One Great Idea' | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
A couple years ago, at a meeting of the GreenBiz Executive Network — our membership-based learning forum for chief sustainability executives — we began the meeting by asking each attendee to present “one great idea” from their company. It was an ice-breaker of sorts, a way for everyone to weigh in on something they were doing that was exciting, different, making a difference.
We budgeted 45 minutes for this. Five and a half hours later, we got to the second item on the agenda.
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BROADCASTR TRAVELS THE WORLD OF STORYTELLING - The Filmmaker Magazine Blog

BROADCASTR TRAVELS THE WORLD OF STORYTELLING - The Filmmaker Magazine Blog | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Yesterday at DIY Days I presented a conversation with Scott Lindenbaum, a founder of the online publishing platform Electric Literature. I think his new venture, Broadcastr, is pretty amazing.
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Will Eisner: "From stories we learn how to deal with life" - Butterfly Hunt

Will Eisner: "From stories we learn how to deal with life" - Butterfly Hunt | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
I had the honour of briefly meeting Will Eisner on Sunday 2 May 1999 in Mexico City. Below you will find the transcription of an interview with him I recorded (on tape) and never published at the time.

Six years later, after the news of Eisner’s death, I finally transcribed it and published it for the first time on my now-closed Never Neutral blog on 5 January 2005. He was born on 6 March 1917, and would have been 94 today.
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The Fading Sounds of Analog Technology

The Fading Sounds of Analog Technology | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The point, of course, is that as digital technology takes over, we’re losing the sounds of analog technologies. And sometimes that’s a real loss. Cash registers don’t go “ka-ching” anymore, either. But we still SAY “ka-ching,” and there’s your proof — sometimes, our culture simply cries out for a certain audio meme, a certain sonic cue that used to have real meaning.
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