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My Story or Your Story? Producing Professional Digital Stories on Behalf of Researchers

  • Ragnhild Larsson
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Part of the Digital Education and Learning book series (DEAL)

Abstract

Larsson, an experienced research journalist, shares her experience of producing digital stories for research dissemination on behalf of researchers. The purpose is to investigate the merits and challenges of a personal multimodal story approach, in a context where a professional produces the final product. Based on interviews with the storytelling researchers the author identifies qualities and issues. Digital stories capture the driving force behind the research, are sustainable and reach a larger audience thereby opening new opportunities. Researchers are unused to be in focus as a person and some fear the personalized research communication is less trustworthy in an academic context. Larsson concludes that digital storytelling is a valid addition to research dissemination.

Keywords

Young Researcher Film Clip Personal Story Research Dissemination Digital Storytelling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ragnhild Larsson
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  1. 1.Konvoj ProduktionGothenburgSweden

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