Tell your story

Tell your story, it can change the world. Individual injustices will always provoke more than a faceless mass of victims. In the age of social media, everyone's individual story gets passed on. That story of one is personal and relatable and so, unlike statistics, it creates action. It creates violence- from the riots against police violence to the arab spring. Don't underestimate the impact of social media for spreading the individual's story so well. It may be the only tool we have powerful enough to subvert the political elite and the uncompromising pursuit of growth....

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Ira Glass, Storyteller

Last week I got to see Ira Glass address the journalism students at UNC.  His format was similar to a This American Life episode but was centered around storytelling and how that process has grown and the conventions that the TAL staff uses to engage the listener.  Ira was awesome, and he even talked about his early reporting and how bad he was when he started. I guess there is some hope for me after all. The La Times has a great profile on Mr Glass. Ira Glass, storyteller -

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