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In this Podcast we discuss with Marie Elisabeth Mueller the power of storytelling in the digital age and how the news we hear can be democratised by the power of story telling. This is one of the interviews we are doing jointly with Tracesdreams as one in the series of Conversations Across Borders.

Stories have been used to hand down learning and knowledge for thousands of years. A good story engages our curiosity, emotions and imagination. Stories are the way we understand and make sense of the world we find ourselves in.

But in the digital age story telling takes on a new form that involves text, graphics and video and makes the power of story telling something that crosses borders. And when so much news on the media is manipulated by the powerful story telling can provide a platform for all of us to correct the balance.

When people connect to political issues through personal stories, they see them in a different way. They don’t just see democracy in the abstract, they see ‘my democracy.’ The transformative potential of storytelling is written into the fabric of our lives.

Dr. Mueller who was born in Duesseldorf holds a Ph.D. in Digital Storytelling, Media Science from the University Constance. She has been teaching interactive multimedia, crossplatform storytelling and trends in the media industry since 2014 at the Stuttgart Media University in Germany I work with people at the intersection of emerging technologies, digital literacy and communications.

Marie has been able to constantly grow her professional skills and experience in hands-on training and learning together, developing new media products and leading diverse teams within a wonderfully diverse network across borders.

How to democratise news with the power of storytelling

 

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