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How to break away from articles and invent new story forms

At ONA 2013, API held a session on on how to tell a news story without writing an article. This piece walks through how to recreate the session in your own newsroom.

It’s possible — and sometimes preferable — to tell a news story without using a traditional article. This exercise gets participants thinking about new ways to think about story ideas, and is “liberating and almost always generates new ways of looking at news.”