Tutorial: How to tell a story with your smartphone

This tutorial gives you a number of tools you can make use of when you want to tell a story using your smartphone, mixing video, photos, sound recording and text. (In Danish)

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Tutorial: Constructive storytelling

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The news coverage that traditionally centers around problems, conflicts and disasters makes many of us feel despondent and paralyzed. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Constructive journalism is gaining more and more ground. Stories – even the problematic and critical ones – can be told in a constructive way.

This tutorial (in Danish) gives you some guidelines on how to tell constructive stories.

In brief: Consider reality as a glass containing some water. The question is whether you describe the glass as half empty or half full.

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Tutorial: Basic journalism and storytelling

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Manual

Most people are capable of telling stories. Actually it’s one of our most basic human abilities.

So don’t forget to always use your gut feeling while learning to use all kinds of storytelling tools.

This handbook gives you a basic introduction to journalism:

What makes a good story
Research, angle and genres
An article, a video, a podcast? How to present a story
Interviewing
Agreements with sources and ethical considerations
Narrative structure
Free creative tools
Intercultural insight
Stories to draw inspiration from

The handbook is in Danish for now (sorry!), but an English version is coming up.

 

Tutorial: Before the journey

Before you set out on a journey or go on a study trip it is a good idea to give some thought to methods, technical skills and preparations. In this video Peter Laugesen shares his experience with the process of storytelling. He has travelled Europe for a year to tell stories of European youth.

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Tutorial: After the journey

Once your journey is over and you are about to write, edit or in others ways create a story you face the art of selecting and deselecting. You want to share your traveling experience with others and maybe even turn to different media that could be interested in publishing your story. In this video Peter Laugesen shares his experience with the process of storytelling. He has travelled Europe for a year to tell stories of European youth.

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