You have pages of notes, hundreds of photos, and hours of audio and video. Now what?
Turning raw material into a cohesive and compelling story is the main challenge for a multimedia journalist. Often we have a sense that there is a story buried in there somewhere if we can just locate the essential elements and fashion them in narrative. As a teacher, I’m always looking for ways to help my students identify the building blocks of a story.
Here is some simple, yet effective, advice on how to structure a story from three storytellers and educators: