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September 10, 2008

Filed under: journalism»writing

Ira Glass on Storytelling

Via (of all places) Raymond Chen's Old New Thing, this series of clips of Ira Glass explaining how to effectively tell stories in broadcast media is phenomenal. Perhaps the best part is the third clip in the series, when he actually plays a report he did for NPR at the age of 27, which is almost a parody of stuffy, sing-song radio delivery--the point being that it takes a long time to get good at this kind of thing.

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