A “data story” is a practice of building a narrative around a set of data and its accompanying visualizations to help convey the meaning of that data in a powerful and compelling fashion. The Episcopal Diocese of Long Island has been working with a group called FaithX to put together a data story that draws on …
Facing a climate crisis, the Reciprocity Project “embraces Indigenous value systems that have bolstered communities since the beginning of time. To heal, we must recognize that we are in relationship with Earth, a place that was in balance for millennia. This short film series and multimedia platform, made in partnership with Indigenous storytellers and their …
I’m not a big fan of the notion of “experts” — but I do think there is such a thing as expertise, and this blog post offers a round-up of a number of storytelling resources for nonprofits. Read with a critical eye!
The New Zealand government has a programme aimed at increasing understanding of the past by exploring Treaty settlements and their enduring impact. The stories are powerful and such a profound way to go about doing this.
Here’s a lovely set of short films created by Black filmmakers offering insights into their favorite neighborhood spots: Stories in Place. I am particularly fond of the one created to tell a story about Lori Greene, because she is a local artist who has taught my family how to do mosaics.
This is a rather more produced site, but it’s encouraging to see a national denomination thinking in terms of digital storytelling.
Lydia Hooper has a nice piece up on using what she calls “data storytelling” to disrupt white supremacy culture. She is working off of Tema Okun’s piece on white supremacy culture.
Here is a very useful toolkit for recording the kind of story that StoryCorps is famous for — great questions, conversation starters and such more.
It’s not technically only about story, but Dr. Frances Ford Plude’s new website contains almost all of her writing on theology, communication studies, and culture. There’s rich work here!
There is far too much to say, or not say, about the challenges of living through a pandemic. But here is a television commercial that tells a positive story. You don’t need to care about the product named at the end, instead think about what it means to have a shared story.