Sunday, November 04, 2007

Ira Glass shares storytelling secrets

If you happen to think Ira Glass is brilliant (I do) or even if you just kind of like This American Life, you should check out this series of videos on YouTube, in which Glass shares his thoughts on storytelling.

It's a great primer for student journalists getting into video, audio slide shows, podcasting or even narrative writing. Glass' advice is wise, amusing and even self-deprecating. In the third part, he critiques one of his own radio stories, pointing out where it's boring, where it's stilted, where it's false.

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