Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fragments and Synthesis: The origins of Narrative

As Tweets become increasingly repetitious and I search for more synthetic reporting, I think about how much we have to learn from what has been happening in Iran: how it's been reported, how stories and myths comes to be.  I can't understand how anyone interested in fiction, with the origins of narrative, would not be facinated almost to obsession with the unfolding of events in their various guises.

Huffington Post has been most creative, as I see it, in bridging the transition from the stream of granular, fragmented and democratic factoids to a synthetic assimulation that adds space for empirical verification and intellectual reflection--while remaining close to the immediacy of the unfolding events.
The old and the new: She has found ways to use the new media to do what Edward R. Murrow did reporting on the London blitz.

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