Stories


Read our regular dispatches on the latest and greatest storytelling projects and innovations from around the world.


2017 FoST Prize submissions are open!
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The Future of StoryTelling is now accepting submissions for the 2017 FoST Prize. Launched in 2014, the FoST Prize is a global competition designed to recognize the most exceptional storytelling projects of the year.
A Doorway Into Future Discourse
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In 2009 the New Museum in New York presented “It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq,” a commission by British Artist Jeremy Deller. I left the museum with quiet tears streaming down my face, deeply moved by the experience. Deller placed a living room setup in the middle of the floor and curated a group of veterans, journalists, scholars, and Iraqi nationals to have an unrestrained open dialogue with the visitors. I sat alone with Nour al-Khal, who worked as a translator in Basra and survived journalist Steven Vincent in 2005 when they were abducted, beaten, and shot by armed men.
Hollywood and the Facade of Inclusion
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The rise of creative, original content that is seemingly beginning to reflect the demographics of the audience through casting has led many people to think about diversity in Hollywood. But how far does diversity in entertainment really go? And does our definition of it have to change as content changes?
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