Everyone has a story

If there’s once concept that needs to be copied in the news business, it’s StoryCorps, the project which provides a microphone for people to tell their personal stories. It’s based on a truism that gets scant attention in newsrooms: Everybody has a great story to tell. Everyone’s journey is fascinating.

Alex Chadwick, the former NPR reporter, first revealed this with his practice of plopping himself down in a public space and putting up a sign.

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Public Radio fans know StoryCorps from its Friday episode on NPR’s Morning Edition each week. But we learned a little more about the project last night from the PBS NewsHour.