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  • Cross-cultural investigative reporting: Sample readings

    This tipsheet includes a narrative about the author's coverage of an Asian-American man who was killed during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The tipsheet also includes a list of suggestions on how to improve cross-cultrual investigative stories a reading list on cross-cultural journalism

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    By Victor Merina

    1999

  • Writing the Story

    This tipsheet provides ideas for getting people in and numbers out while building a CAR narrative. Also included is an article, Is Justice Blind, from George Magazine.

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    By James Neff

    1999

  • Writing the Story; Getting People In and Numbers Out While Building the CAR Narrative

    Narrative design refers to finding a story form that presents your work in the most powerful way. This tip sheet summarizes narrative forms, basic themes and story structures. The author advises to collect different structures as an architect does with blueprints. Study them. Break out of the box. Have fun. Don't be afraid to fail.

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    By James Neff

    1999

  • Writing the Narrative

    The Washington Post once scored a Pulitzer Prize with a narrative on upheaval at the Securities & Exchange commission that revolutionized investing. The lesson is that you can find the narrative in unexpected places and that goes for stories with lots of numbers. But the thing has to be alive, and it needs a heartbeat. This tip sheet includes a story from Worth Magazine, September 1994, called "The Shorts Reel One In."

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    By David Dietz

    1999

  • Digital Storytelling: Interactive fiction demonstration

    Hyperfiction is a new narrative art form, readable only on the computer, and made possible by the developing technology of hypertext and hypermedia. Coover's New York Times article discusses the potentials of hyperfiction and reviews several novels for the computer. Audio tape available through the IRE Resource Center at (573) 882-3364 or rescntr@ ire.org. Ask for tape #IRE96-64.

    Tags: Digital Storytelling: Interactive fiction demonstration 10 pgs.

    By Robert Coover

    1996