What does narrative sound like on the radio? Listen to NPR reporter Nurith Aizenman’s reports from Liberia to find out. Her compelling descriptions of everyday people coping with the Ebola outbreak are compelling–and heartbreaking.
“All stories have plot and narrative,” said track announcer Tom Durkin, retiring after 40 years of calling the races. “Some plots are bigger, some are more dramatic. But there’s something there for every race.”
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This week I’m asking you to answer this question:
What’s the best piece of journalism you’ve ever seen? What made you say, “Wow, I wish I’d made that” and why did it make such a powerful impression on you?
Your journals are starting to arrive, and these are your answers.
Multiple officers grabbed me. I tried to turn my back to them to assist them in arresting me. I dropped the things from my hands.
“My hands are behind my back,” I said. “I’m not resisting. I’m not resisting.” At which point one officer said: “You’re resisting. Stop resisting.”
That was when I was most afraid — more afraid than of the tear gas and rubber bullets.
Meet Jannette Navarro, a 22-year-old Starbucks barista and single mother at the center of a collision between profitable workplace scheduling technology and the chaotic student, parenting and home routines these schedules create. Read the full story at The New York Times.
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