Interactive Storytelling Journalism

Filtering right from wrong, journalists and storytelling conventions

I like the way the Onion criticizes news. This video is great, it shows you what happens when journalists instead of listening, filtering and summarizing start creating their own story.

The conventions we know from television that are used to emphasize emergency and truth make it easier to believe a story even if the content is completely nonsense.

Is this a task for journalism? Not just finding the truth but also be aware of the power that storytelling conventions have? And feeling comfortable playing with it and showing the weakness of some of these conventions?

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