Narrative structure- media
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narrative structure- media
By Emily Williams
Construction of reality
• Editing the document to make it look like it
hasn't been edited and run smoothly.
• The selection and rejection of information by
editors/directors or producers.
Open and closed Structures
• Open-The viewer, listener or reader is left
wondering what happened.
• Closed- narrative has a structured ending.
Single and multi stranded
• Single- Their is only one set storyline and plot.
• Multi- their are multiple storylines/plots going
Linear and non linear
• Linear- The story plays out in a chronological
fashion. (Blockbusters would house this
simple structure to make it an easier, more
• Non linear- Not in chronological order; action
out of sequence.
• A story that ends in the same place it began is
commonly called a circular narrative
• The vox pop is a tool used in many forms of
media to provide a snapshot of public opinion.
Random subjects are asked to give their views
on a particular topic and their responses are
presented to the viewer/reader as a reflection
of popular opinion.