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Writing Your Story

Writing Your Story

Crafting a written article can be difficult. We got the most important tips to write an engaging story.
Corinne Podger

After you have put in lots of work researching your story and getting all the facts right, you want to tell your story in a compelling way. As you can see on this website, storytelling can happen not just through a written article but also through audio pieces, videos or social media posts. Despite the rise of other outlets, text remains an important medium for communication. Writing good texts is a form of craftsmanship that you can learn and it follows certain rules. 

Read more about compelling storytelling through writing in this chapter of the KAS Investigative Manual. 

Credits: Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash
About author
Corinne Podger

Corinne Podger is an Australian journalism educator, author, and training consultant who has worked in the media sector for more than 30 years. Her specialisms include mobile journalism, digital-first newsgathering, online verification, social multimedia production, podcasting and audio storytelling, and strategic audience engagement to drive brand awareness and media revenue. She has helped newsrooms, NGOs and social impact organisations in more than 60 countries to introduce digital innovations to grow audiences and support business priorities. 

Corinne is an accredited trainer with BBC Media Action, Thomson Reuters Foundation, and the Solutions Journalism Network. She also works with science and public health organisations to tackle misinformation and disinformation. Organisations she has worked with include Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, UNESCO, Google News Initiative, the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, WAN-IFRA, the World Federation of Science Journalists, Internews, Forbes, the World Health Organisation, BBC Academy, Oxfam, and the Global Forum for Media Development.

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