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Why we need better storytellers

Why we need better storytellers | The Journalist | Scoop.it

Journalists tell stories so it’s not surprising we think in terms of ‘narratives’ with even the most complex issues. For me narrative has become an almost redundant cliche over used by politicians and marketeers. But it’s still useful to describe how stories – incidents,  issues, organisations, individuals etc – can be woven into a developing thread. And then sometimes that narrative changes.

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Ellie Kesselman Wells's comment, January 15, 2013 2:17 AM
We need better stories. The situation that accompanies that photograph isn't going to be changed by any narrative, not if that narrative is truthful.
Ellie Kesselman Wells's comment, January 15, 2013 2:26 AM
The article itself is good. I just read it. Current events have always been complicated. The author of the post, at LSE, demurs at facile answers e.g. blame it on post-Modernism. Thank you for sharing this, znmeb.
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Journalism is not only storytelling

Journalism is not only storytelling | The Journalist | Scoop.it

In Journalism as service: Lessons from Sandy, Jeff Jarvis says, “After Sandy, what journalists provided was mostly articles when what I wanted was specifics that those articles only summarized. Don’t give me stories. Give me lists.”

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