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Cultural Journalism: Preserving History and Heritage

A society's culture is, in large part, defined by its stories. But there are many stories that remain undiscovered - the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Listen in as Ray Elliott discusses the process of preserving treasured stories and memories through oral history and personal memoir writing. Through firsthand experience, Ray discusses techniques and processes to help garner those unique tales of individual people, how to retain voice, how to structure the interview process, and much more.


Recorded Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Robert R. McCormick Museum.

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