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Lunch Talk – Movies For Your Mind: Translating Research into Artful Audio Storytelling

Rund Abdelfatah, Visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism, Princeton University

Thu, 2/29 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · 16 Joseph Henry House

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We’ve all been there. After weeks and weeks of digging into the archives, conducting interviews, and reading countless pages, you find yourself staring at a mountain of information, wondering: how can I possibly synthesize all of this into something not only understandable but engaging. That is the challenge we face at Throughline as well. In each episode of this audio documentary history podcast, we convert that mountain of information into something someone with no knowledge of a complex topic can absorb, digest, and truly connect with (in 50 minutes). Our goal is to create an entertaining experience that guides you through the information… a movie for your mind. In this session, I’ll share some of the techniques we’ve developed to translate great research into great audio storytelling.

Rund Abdelfatah, co-creator of NPR’s Peabody-Award-winning show Throughline. Allison Carruth is a professor in the Effron Center for the Study of America and the High Meadows Environmental Institute and directs the environmental research, storytelling and art group Blue Lab.

Please RSVP for this event; space is limited. This talk is open to University faculty, students, and staff.

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