Again, Deb Wenger from Advancing the Story gives us a terrific post to learn from:

Long-form video storytelling

Posted on January 4th, 2010 by Deb Wenger

When we used to talk about the advantages of the Web, we often mentioned the “bottomless newshole” – the ability to post more and longer stories online.

We’ve learned a lot since then, most notably that the quality of the content definitely matters.  Still, the fact is, there’s more space for long-form video online than in most TV newscasts.

FarrellphotoMichael Farrell is a photographer and producer for the Nebraska ETV Network.   Speaking to a group of Ole Miss journalism students about crafting documentaries, he offered advice that seems relevant to anyone who wants to tell compelling stories.

When choosing the people to include in a story, Farrell says the tendency is to interview the first person who will talk to you.  Instead, he urges storytellers to find the right person.


Bookmark and Share is one of the best resources a multimedia/new media/any media person can access. The site offers endless practical lessons, tips, heads-up etc…in all things media. In this post, Deb Wenger offers a new twist in the old  ‘year in review’ piece by aggregating (used to be called ‘compiling’) a list of the ‘most trafficked posts’ for their blog of the year. The list is great because a) it’s a great list of must-reads; and b) it offers insight into the transformation/revolution heaving through media (used to be called ‘journalism.’)

What journalists wanted to know in 2009

Posted on December 31st, 2009 by Deb Wenger

OK, I may be taking a little poetic license with the headline, but I thought while every news organization in the country was doing “year in review” stories, Advancing the Story should, too.  So, in case you missed any of them, here are the most trafficked posts for our blog this year.