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Consider how storytelling has evolved through the centuries in art and literature: oral storytellers, epic poems, myths, legends, parables, fables, fairy tales, tall tales, campfire stories, ballads, sonnets, tragedies, comedies, mysteries, biographies, novels, short stories, free verse, comic books, operas, soap operas, animated cartoons, situation comedies, TV commercials, and on and on.

Storytelling in journalism has evolved, too: inverted pyramid, news briefs, columns, reviews, charticles, timelines, series, Q&A’s, narrative journalism, and on and on.

In a recent blog post, Jeff Jarvis committed journalistic heresy, questioning the use and future of the article, the most common product of newspaper journalism. “An article can be a luxury,” he wrote. (more…)

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Update: The workshop is over. I used Storify to curate the conversation and information about curation during and after the workshop.

I will be leading led a workshop this afternoon June 10 at the Middletown Press on curating the community conversation.

I will do a blog post on my curation advice soon. I welcome your tips and questions about curation as well as examples. During the workshop, I will curate tips and examples provided here on my blog and on Twitter, in response to my request for tips and examples. I’ll add that link here later. (more…)

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I’m leading a workshop on liveblogging starting at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time for the newsroom staff of the New Haven Register. The Register is livestreaming if you’d like to watch.

I would appreciate your contributions of liveblogging tips or examples on Twitter using #liveblogtips or on the liveblog about the liveblogging workshop.

Here are my slides for the workshop:

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I’ll be leading a crowdsourcing workshop this afternoon at the Register Citizen in Torrington, Conn., the first of 18 Journal Register Co. newsrooms I will be visiting in June and July. The workshop starts at 4:30 p.m. and we’ll be livestreaming it.

Some aspects of community engagement draw skepticism from traditional journalists because they represent significant new directions. Old-school journalists should embrace crowdsourcing because we have always worked hard to find good sources in the community.  Crowdsourcing gives us more efficient techniques for finding sources. (more…)

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