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Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by CaliforniaRed, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. CaliforniaRed

    CaliforniaRed Member

    I'm planning on taking a crack at a few different narratives over the next few months and while I have a copy of the narrative written a few years back about a high school play, I was hoping some folks might have some links to a few more I could read and study to help me prepare for the ideas I have in mind.

    And to keep people interested... narrative storytelling in the newspaper -- a waste of space or the wave of the future? Thanks for any help that can be provided.
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Go to www.washingtonpost.com and read Mariness' narrative from Virginia Tech. Done 2-3 days before anyone else and probably better than anybody else. Probably spelled his name wrong but you will find it. There's a thread on here about it somewhere, too.
  3. KnuteRockne

    KnuteRockne Member


    Also, buy Jon Franklin's "Writing for Story," as well as "The New New Journalism," a pair of excellent, extremely readable books on the subject. "The New ..." focuses more on books, while Franklin's book is about newspapering.
  4. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    here's a link to the story moddy is talking about:

    and here's another good book on writing narratives, by james stewart, who used to work at the wall street journal:
  5. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    check out www.gangrey.com

    And read stuff by David Finkel or Anne Hull, of the Washington Post, Dan Barry, of the New York Times, Tom French, of the St. Pete Times, and Tom Hallman, of the Oregonian, just to name a few.

    And what Knute linked to, the Nieman Narrative Digest.

    In other words, there's a big narrative world out there. Wade in and you'll find a lot. And no, it doesn't all have to be 300-inch multi-part series.
  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Thanks for the link, there are some great examples there.
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