1st Edition

Digital Storytelling and Ethics Collaborative Creation and Facilitation

By Amanda Hill Copyright 2023
    170 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Digital Storytelling and Ethics: Collaborative Creation and Facilitation provides a method for analyzing digital storytelling practices that focuses on the rhetorical, dialogic, co-productive, creative storymaking space rather than the finished stories or the technologies.

    Looking through a new media lens, Amanda Hill situates the digital storytelling genre and writing practice as a co-creative media process created between writers, storytellers, educators/facilitators, institutions, and the audience, and discusses the inter-relationships within the collaborative writing workshop as well as in those found in the dissemination of the final digital stories. Digital Storytelling and Ethics provides a reflexive look at the responsibility of the facilitator in co-creative digital storytelling writing spaces and makes use of diverse international case studies as examples.

    Hill shows that writing educators/facilitators should interpret their roles within the collaborative creation process. This will ensure that responsible facilitation practices based in witnessing guide the storytelling process and create an environment that treats participants as subjects with the ability to respond to the world. This innovative book is an essential read for collaborative digital writers and facilitators.



    Chapter 1: Introduction: Collaborative Storymaking and Ethical Facilitation

    Chapter 2: Contextualizing Personal Narratives: The Digital Storytelling Process

    Chapter 3: The Politics of Storytelling: Stakeholders in Collaborative Media Creation

    Chapter 4: Navigating Authenticity: Challenges and Considerations in Writing Personal Narratives

    Chapter 5: Who’s Listening? The Audience as Stakeholder

    Chapter 6: Ethical Collaboration: The Responsible Facilitator in Theory

    Chapter 7: Ethical Collaboration: The Responsible Facilitator in Practice

    Chapter 8: Epilogue: Where Do We Go from Here?



    Amanda Hill is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at St. Mary’s University specializing in storytelling and media production. She holds a PhD in Texts and Technology from the University of Central Florida.