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Lunchtime viewing: 5 useful vids on storytelling

  Novelist Chimamanda Adichie on how to tell a story, TEDtalks. Discussed: how to find your voice; the danger of a single cultural narrative; ginger beer. (13 minutes, 58 seconds) Best-selling narrative nonfiction author and filmmaker Alex Kotlowitz and Mary Marshall Clark, director of Columbia’s Center for Oral History, “Finding Narrative,” Columbia University. Discussed: definition [...]

Hurricane Sandy: story forms

The Hurricane Sandy storylines are still unfolding, but one thing became clear on Monday as winds and water overtook New York City and New Jersey in historic proportions: Digital media deepened the transformation of the disaster narrative. Here’s some of what’s out there today in various storytelling forms: The New York Times’ Tumblr-like live update stream was the cleanest [...]