Narrative Journalism in the Era of the Web

Hancock, Lee; Miller, Mark
December 2006
Nieman Reports;Winter2006, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p74
The authors comments on the narrative "Mary Ellen's Will: The Battle for 4949 Swiss," in the December 2006 issue of "Dallas Morning News." The narrative is about the story of Mary Ellen Bendtsen and her once grand home on Swiss Avenue in Dallas, Texas. The narrative used footnotes that allowed journalists to provide contextual information and let readers dig deeper into topics of particular interest. On the other hand, it also uses the Web which allowed readers to explore investigative reports, transcripts and medical records.


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