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Journalism that tells a story

My Northeastern colleague Bill Kirtz attended the Nieman Narrative Journalism conference this past weekend. Among the speakers: new-journalism giant Tom Wolfe and former Los Angeles Times editor John Carroll.

The predominant theme was that old-fashioned story-telling may be an effective way to keep readers — yet the resources it takes may be more than today’s corporate owners are willing to spend.

Here is Kirtz’s report.


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  1. Anonymous

    once again journalist want to tell a story not the truth because the truth doesnt sell papers … and god is so ashamed because we close the door on him and are ashamed of his son”JESUS” , YES THIS TIME OF YEAR WE SAY ‘HAPPY HOLIDAYS ; THAT IS NOT THE TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON . ITS JESUS CHRIST WHO WE CELABRATE THIS CHRISTMAS . NO OTHER WILL DO ; WILL YOU TURN YOUR BACK?

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