Introduction: Retelling Journalism: Conveying stories in a digital age

Chris Peters, Marcel Broersma

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Storytelling is at the core of journalism practice. It is the key for communicating with the audience and it exerts a heavy influence over how news is perceived in the public sphere. The idea of ‘just the facts’ journalism is a caricature – and an inaccurate one at that – as the type of news that circulates, that breeds discussion and reaction, that is both remarkable and memorable, is based around conveying a narrative that generates meaning. In this respect, one could call journalism an industry of narrative.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRetelling Journalism : Conveying Stories in a Digital Age
EditorsMarcel J. Broersma, Chris Peters
Number of pages10
Place of Publication Leuven - Paris - Walpole, MA
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-90-429-3016-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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