SA Conversations | Story Matters

‘Story Matters’ is a series of conversations on ‘new journalism’ that would help the news audience relate and connect with stories at a deeper human level. The series features storytelling experts from the film industry & the literary world who respond to questions by a group of StoriesAsia journalists on the use of cinematic and literary techniques in journalism.

The Role of Visuals and Music in Journalism

Filmmaker and Music Composer Somesh Saha on Visual Backstory and Choice of Music It’s challenging to show backstory or past incidents in a video feature, because, often, there’s limited or no footage.…

Story Matters | E7 | Capturing the Mood and Emotions of a Journalistic Story | Shanti Bhushan Roy

Cinematographer/Filmmaker Shanti Bhushan Roy on the Importance of Aesthetics in Journalism Reported by Tarini Mehta In the midst of figuring out the equipment required for his shoot the next day, Shanti Bhushan…

Story Matters | E6 |What Does Journalistic Storytelling Have to Do with Psychology? | Shreya Narayan

Actor, Producer Shreya Narayan on How Lessons in Storytelling are Lessons for Life Reported by Tarini Mehta For two and a half months now, the Bollywood film industry and its many problems…

Story Matters – E5 |The Connection Between Journalism and Filmmaking | Divya Unny

Actor and director Divya Unny’s journey from journalism to filmmaking, and her thoughts on how the two are intertwined Reported by Tarini Mehta You know that sparkle in the eye when someone…

Story Matters | E4 | Journalists’ Potential for Documentary Filmmaking | Tannishtha Chatterjee

Actor and director Tannishtha Chatterjee on journalists’ aptitude and audiences’ appetite for feature documentaries Reported by Surabhi Singh Tannishtha Chatterjee studied chemistry at Delhi University, and then took a leap of faith…

Story Matters | EP3 |Why Building Blocks of a Story Matter in Journalism | Vikram Chandra

Vikram Chandra, author of ‘Sacred Games,’ on story elements journalists can use for non-fiction narratives Reported by Surabhi Singh When his second book, “Love and Longing in Bombay,”won the Commonwealth Writers Prize…

Story Matters | EP2 | Rebel Without a Crew | Sean McAllister

Rebel Without a Crew In Conversation with documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister Reported by Tarini Mehta In moments of great despair, we find ourselves turning more and more to storytelling as a tool…

Story Matters | EP1 | Why Journalism Schools Should Teach Storytelling

Reported by: Jessica Goel One moment can change the entire trajectory of one’s life. Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal’s tryst with a fact-finding team during the 1984 Bombay-Bhiwandi riots eventually turned a first-year student…