Health Department Hopes Personal Stories will Inspire Change

Daily Herald (Provo, UT), March 26, 2008 Summary: “We can give people facts and statistics all day long. Those are valuable, but to really inspire people to make change, you need the human element,” said Lena Dibble, spokeswoman for the Bureau of Health Promotion in Utah’s Department of Health . The bureau is launching the …

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Asian Pacific American Student Association Event Aims to Change Perceptions

Daily Trojan (Student Newspaper of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA), March 4, 2008 Summary: The Asian Pacific American Student Association invited community members to speak about social justice and their struggles at “Stories from our Community” on Monday night. Daniel Wu, a sophomore majoring in international relations and APASA’s community chair, said …

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Your Story Here: Tales From Students, Community Members Air on KZSU

The Stanford Daily (Palo Alto, CA), February 15, 2008 Summary: Members of the Stanford Storytelling Project interviewed people in White Plaza about love stories last week. This new initiative began at Stanford University in the fall of 2007. Through a weekly, themed radio show, an audio-video podcast, and live events, they are showcasing some of …

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Foundation Grant Boosts Pupils’ Digital Storytelling

News Transcript (Freehold, NJ), February 6, 2008 Summary: Storytelling has always played a vital role in a student’s learning process. With today’s technology the art of storytelling has become high-tech and includes audio and visual stimulation. Such is the case in Wendy Buchanan’s fourthgrade class at the Park Avenue Elementary School in Freehold Borough. By …

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Out of the Fray: Storytelling Web site Morphs into a Magazine

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA), January 17, 2008 Summary: Fray was launched in 1996 by Derek Powazek, at a time when most people found the concept of the Internet confusing and e-mail addresses a novelty. He envisioned it as a place where people could share real-life stories – his only rules were that they …

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Storytelling Can Make a Difference in Conflict

The Times of India (New Delhi, India) , October 1, 2007 Summary: Sarah Kyankya is a writer- publisher at Fountain Publications, Kampala, Uganda’s largest publishing house. She was asked, “There is an ongoing conflict situation in Uganda. Can storytelling make a difference?” Kyankya replied, “The war has meant that the north of the country is …

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Literacy Project Involves Students, Community

The Appalachian (Appalachian State University, Boone, NC), September 13, 2007 Summary: The Blue Ridge Family Literacy Project, formerly known as the Appalachian Storytelling Project, recognizes the power of personal history and is using it as a tool to do so. Housed in the Reich College of Education, the program is now embarking upon its third …

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One Way to Close Culture Gap? Telling Tales

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL), September 6, 2007 Summary: Arif Choudhury is recounting a story from his childhood, a funny tale of what it was like to be the only Bangladeshi child growing up in his leafy neighborhood north of Chicago. Choudhury, age 5, is in a sandbox when a boy suddenly asks him, “Are you …

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Storytelling Added to Lakota Nation Invitational

Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, SD), July 23, 2007 Summary: A Lakota/Dakota storytelling competition has been added to the 31st annual Lakota Nation Invitational scheduled at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Dec. 19-22. “Holding the event during the LNI in December is particularly appropriate because among Indian tribes throughout America, winter is storytelling time,” …

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Computer Scientists Help Indian Villagers Share Stories Across the Digital Divide

Innovations Report (Bad Homburg, Germany), June 4, 2007 Summary: Computer scientists at Swansea University are working on a collaborative project that is using new mobile phone technologies to help villagers in India record and share their stories and experiences. The StoryBank project is providing people in the Indian village of Budikote, 100km from Bangalore, with …

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