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Bridging the gap between ‘writers’ and digital journalists

On PBS Mediashift, Gary Moskowitz looks at what seems to be his student journalists want to write more than they want to use other mediums to tell stories. Toward the end, he makes this observation, “Since we, as online journalism … Continue reading

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The ‘messy’ creative mind

I ran across this video interview with New Yorker writer and “The Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell. This is part of his answer to the question, “What advice do you have for aspiring writers?” I don’t think he’s trying to … Continue reading

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This American Life’s Ira Glass on Storytelling

I’m not shy about saying it: I idolize Ira Glass. That now cliché anecdote you hear in public radio pledge drives about sitting in your car in a parking lot until a story ends: that’s me and This American Life. … Continue reading

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News Article vs. Story

Steve Buttry posted some interesting thoughts today on newspaper articles, which some like digital/social media commentator Jeff Jarvis has deemed mostly outmoded, and stories. From Buttry’s post, an article is something more akin to a collection of facts: Even before … Continue reading

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Finding ways to tell truly interactive stories

One of the early goals that caused me to leave a full-time newspaper web editing job was a desire to become a better storyteller by a) reporting on more stories and b) to eventually go back to school and study … Continue reading

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