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How New Media is Changing TV: A New Kind of Storytelling [Part 3]

How New Media is Changing TV: A New Kind of Storytelling [Part 3] | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Today I’d like to talk about storytelling, an ancient form of communication that is now highly relevant to the convergence of television and new media. I’m specifically referring to transmedia storytelling.


Transmedia is a fairly new term that refers to the act of telling a story on multiple disparate media platforms, often simultaneously. An example of this? A show might be narrated from the point of view of one character, but there might be blogs and Twitter handles from the point of view of other characters.
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Inspirational Dog Video - Turning Disappointment Into Joy - The Chris Voss Show

Inspirational Dog Video - Turning Disappointment Into Joy - The Chris Voss Show | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Theres some great lessons in this video about people and things in our life: Turning disappointment into a joyful new direction. Rather than focus on what someone couldn’t do, focus on what they CAN do well.
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Storytelling notes: Saucy love stories

Storytelling notes: Saucy love stories | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
And of course the content must appeal to students...Last night Catherine Caillaud from France told love stories. Not sappy greeting card stories, but spicy, saucy stories for grownups. In the US the rating would be R or maybe NC-17 (and since younger kids often read my blog, I won't go into detail on the stories). The folktales were told with in a relaxed style with good humor and a lovely economy of movement. A few times, because of some back-and-forth with the audience and because of certain suggestive gestures, Catherine couldn't help but laugh. It didn't take us out of the story, as sometimes happens; instead, the connection with the audience grew stronger. She handled the distractions of a bottle dropping on the floor and a cell phone ringing easily, drawing a laugh each time.
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Storytelling...Building Writing Skills One Story at a Time |

Storytelling...Building Writing Skills One Story at a Time | | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Storytelling is a key building block for developing writing skills in young children.
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Out Pixar producer Darla K. Anderson shares her keys to success

Out Pixar producer Darla K. Anderson shares her keys to success | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The producer of the Oscar-winning Toy Story 3 credits mentor Steve Jobs for helping her become one of the most successful women in entertainment.
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Want to Open a Dialogue With Consumers? Start From Within - Advertising Age

Want to Open a Dialogue With Consumers? Start From Within - Advertising Age | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Wendy Clark, senior VP-integrated marketing at Coca-Cola, agreed. "It absolutely involves more people and there is an inherent cost to that. Social media requires a much more expansive view of content creation and storytelling. And it’s a new paradigm because we do not control the conversations or the brands. Consumers want to have a dialogue. We had to find people who were already expert in doing that." So Coca-Cola identified five characteristics great social-media communicators share: great storytellers; technical fluency with social media; comfort with the unknown; smart risk-takers; strong collaborators.
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Strategy - Today's Greatest Marketing Secret: Telling Stories in Eight Words or Less - MarketingProfs Article

Strategy - Today's Greatest Marketing Secret: Telling Stories in Eight Words or Less - MarketingProfs Article | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Ronald Reagan, the late actor-turned-president who was known by Republicans and Democrats alike as "The Great Communicator," didn't start speeches on "the multi-lateral imperative of deficit reduction" with facts and figures. Instead, he'd tell you a story about a little girl in a yellow dress. Within a minute or two, when even the most cynical listeners were unconsciously disarmed and pulled in by the parable, Reagan would move over to the hard business of the day's talk.

He knew what a great sales trainer once told me: Spend two hours telling a prospect every fact about your product—and he'll forget 95% in 10 minutes. But tell him a story, and, 20 years later, he'll repeat it to you word for word.
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Storytelling Overload: When Stories Become Meaningless - Jeroen van Geel's thoughts

Storytelling Overload: When Stories Become Meaningless - Jeroen van Geel's thoughts | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Everybody loves stories, no matter how big or small they are. Years ago there were companies that understood the power of stories and started using them to create a relationship with their customers. That’s one of the reasons why I love brands like Starbucks and Innocent. But things are changing: we are entering the era of Storytelling Overload.
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Tick Tock

What would you do if you had only five minutes to live? Trace a young man's few minutes of trying to fulfill his life's highest potential.
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WhatWasThere - Put history in its place!

WhatWasThere - Put history in its place! | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
WhatWasThere ties historical photos to Google Maps, allowing you to tour familiar streets to see how they appeared in the past.
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Maps, social networks, smartphones: New trends in journalistic storytelling - Ron Nurwisah, Boy Reporter

Maps, social networks, smartphones: New trends in journalistic storytelling - Ron Nurwisah, Boy Reporter | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Benton touched on a big range of technological, economic and cultural trends that are already changing the industry but one of the things that Benton doesn’t explore much is how storytelling is changing in journalism.

Many of the tools of online journalism open up new ways to tell stories beyond the simple inverted pyramid or even the long-form feature, the proverbial meat and potatoes of day-to-day journalism.
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How2 Series: Storytelling by Clay Blackmore

How2 Series: Storytelling by Clay Blackmore | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Virtually everything under the imaging umbrella is changing, with one exception, the value of being a storyteller! With all of the new technologies, especially Fusion, photographers now have the ability to take storytelling one step further.
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Portal 2: Valve's Storytelling Secrets

Portal 2: Valve's Storytelling Secrets | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
You know Valve's distinctive traits; they make games that are not only action-packed and technically brilliant, but have smart-ass dialogue and subtle stories. Portal was their peak, so far; a clever, witty game that told a memorable tale using just one spoken character and their unfurling psyche. We caught up with two of Valve's writers, Chet Faliszek and Erik Wolpaw, to talk about how they'd crafted the story for the bigger budget sequel.
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Sounds of the street: How authors are turning to slang narratives as a more authentic mode of storytelling

Sounds of the street: How authors are turning to slang narratives as a more authentic mode of storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Its critical success aside, slang narratives continue to raise debate over what is seen, and sometimes claimed, as a more authentic mode of storytelling, delivered from the apparently unfiltered subjectivities of children and working-class or immigrant margins, and whose speech patterns suggest a closer verisimilitude to the "true" cadences of the street. Yet writers have also, paradoxically, referred to the high levels of artifice inherent in this medium.
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When Do-Gooders Go Viral - Fast Company

When Do-Gooders Go Viral - Fast Company | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
SeeYourImpact.org rewards acts of micro-charity with photographs and stories of the impact donors make. Here's how the organization took a simple idea--story-telling--to make themselves stand out in a sea of online charities.
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The Story Behind Storytelling – Part 1

The Story Behind Storytelling – Part 1 | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The modern day has seen some dramatic changes in the field of writing. Less than a hundred years ago, a reader could expect a novel with paragraphs that went on for a page and exposition that carried on for an eternity. That was a time of tell, don’t show and visual writing was unheard of.
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Storytelling advice? Call mom - A Story Tell

Storytelling advice? Call mom - A Story Tell | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Carmen Agra Deedy asks her Cuban mother for advice. Carmen tells her she is going to TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) to give a talk about telling stories, and doesn’t know what to say.
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The Revolt of the Creative Class - Richard Florida - International - The Atlantic

The Revolt of the Creative Class - Richard Florida - International - The Atlantic | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In identifying the creative class role, I do not intend to diminish the role of unions and various other political, religious and social movements that have driven this and other seasons of revolution. I simply aim to call attention to this key factor that has become increasingly salient to the surge of revolutionary activity occurring today.
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Current Issue - Tin House

Current Issue - Tin House | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
Peter Straub—novelist, essayist, poet, short-story writer, editor, critic, soap-opera star, music connoisseur, eater of bone marrow—is a national treasure. If you have not read him (and you must), you have not experienced the terrible pleasure that comes from encountering an author who explores the dark caverns of the mind with lamps lit by blood.
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How Transformative Storytelling and Generative Language changes things - Trees of Mamre

How Transformative Storytelling and Generative Language changes things - Trees of Mamre | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
I remember the night I first saw Born Free. Born Free is the story of a couple who adopts a young lion cub whose mother is killed by poachers. They raise the lion and then free it at the end. I must have been 3 or 4 when I watched it. I was alone watching the movie and my parents were hosting guests. My mother came in as the movie was ending to check on me and found me weeping.

“What is wrong?” she asked. And I told her the story.
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glennedley blog - Four things a trial lawyer can teach you about storytelling.

glennedley blog - Four things a trial lawyer can teach you about storytelling. | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
The principles in the book are simple; Observe, Think, Believe, Act. There was a point in the book where I have to admit I teared up. The point was where the main character, Tom, reconnects with his Dad. I thought of my Dad, his recent stroke, and how we are moving forward. It amazed me I would have such a powerful emotional reaction while reading a book.
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Boston University announces 2011 narrative conference roster – Nieman Storyboard - A project of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

Boston University announces 2011 narrative conference roster – Nieman Storyboard - A project of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
More conference news for long-form addicts: Boston University has announced the roster for “The Power of Narrative” conference taking place on campus April 29 & 30 of this year.
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A Lo-fi Approach To Storytelling

A Lo-fi Approach To Storytelling | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
In an era where there are plans afoot to digitise entire works of literature into byte sized, mobile- tagged, chunks, the following storytelling venture provides a welcome tonic.
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Creating A Storytelling Child

Creating A Storytelling Child | Story and Narrative | Scoop.it
My daughter loves to sing. And dance. And color. And read.

That last interest is the one I’m most proud of. Maybe because it’s one I’ve helped to cultivate most often.

Reading has always been a part of my daughter’s daily life. ALWAYS is not an overstatement. While she was in the womb, her mother was reading news stories daily on a news/talk radio station in Houston. At night, I read books to her before she was born. Stories were already a part of her life before she arrived by c-section six years ago in May.

On March 2, to coincide with the birthday of DR. SEUSS, this country celebrates READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY.
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