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Transom.org Aims to Spread Storytelling Skills

Washington Post, May 17, 2004

Summary:

Transom.org won a Peabody Award, the first stand-alone web site to be honored with one of electronic news media's most distinguished prizes. This educational and hyperactive site was noted for “bringing new voices into the media mix.”

Transom.org is an experiment in channeling new work and voices to public radio through the Internet, for discussing that work, and encouraging more. Jay Allison, one of the founders of Transom.org, has been involved with citizen storytelling and community building since the early days of National Public Radio.

Recent stories on Transom.org include:

  • a Flash/Audio visit to the Brockton, MA Fair
  • the story of an eastern Kentucky family's carving out a new way of making a living that doesn’t destroy the homeplace
  • the story of a large, difficult and remarkable personality, the author's father

Subjects Covered: digital storytelling, personal storytelling


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