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‘It’s not about the cameras, it’s about how you see the world’ — and 49 other tips and inspirations from the BU narrative conference

Fifty takeouts from some of the speakers at last weekend’s Boston University conference on narrative, culled from the Twitter feeds of Lauren Alexander, Alletta Cooper, Cat Cowan, Jessica DuLong, John R. Gagain Jr., Sascha Garrey, Nate Goldman, Kate Hoagland, Robin Lubbock, Cristian Lupsa, Sophia Diogo Mateus, Simina Mistreanu, Lisa Mullins, Amy O’Leary, Greg Rienzi, Beth [...]

“The Power of Storytelling,” Part 2: Jacqui Banaszynski on the future of stories and Evan Ratliff on digital entrepreneurship

The day I left Bucharest, the International Herald-Tribune ran a front-page story about the shambles that is Romania. After three visits there in three years, I can tell you that it is, indeed, a mess. Communism is lifted and people no longer fear to speak, or to hope. But promises of political reform are broken [...]

“The Power of Storytelling,” Part 1: A bunch of American storytellers go to Romania…

Early this month, an all-star pack of North American storytellers flew halfway around the world, to Romania, to talk about narrative journalism. They took the stage before a sold-out audience and one by one talked about stories. They got into fear, hope, death, courage, insecurity, and a dozen other things, but above all they talked about [...]

What we’re watching: in which we ponder people with scars, the making of sex dolls, a birth in Sierra Leone and the soul of Athens

There has been some debate of late over just how “cinematic” documentary multimedia should be. (See the comments on this Khalid Mohtaseb post on the DSLR News Shooter blog, brought to our attention by Josh Benton at Nieman Lab, and also filmmaker Travis Fox’s response on the same site.) Today, however, we’re taking a look at videos [...]

NPR business reporter Adam Davidson: “many of the best stories come from wandering around a city and wondering what the hell is going on”

With a lot of journalists pondering narrative in the digital era, we thought it would be interesting to highlight a March collaboration between NPR business reporter Adam Davidson and video producer Travis Fox. As part of a joint effort by Frontline and NPR, Fox and Davidson went to Haiti and ended up creating audio-only stories [...]

Travis Fox on NPR/Frontline collaboration: “I feel like it’s a great model for the future”

We’re longtime fans of the work of video producer Travis Fox, creator of engaging Web projects combining video and interactive elements. With so many journalists pondering narrative in the digital era, we thought it would be interesting to highlight a March collaboration between Fox and NPR business reporter Adam Davidson. As part of a joint effort [...]

Boston Bookfuturists look at mapping, charting new narratives

Continuing the “future of narrative” theme for this week, today we look at some of the experimental stories discussed at the first-ever Boston Bookfuturists Meetup on January 29, hosted by Joanne McNeil of Tomorrow Museum. Nieman Lab director Josh Benton attended and brought back some links to interesting new approaches to narrative. The discussion touched on “Mr. [...]