Make It Memorable

Writing and Packaging Visual News with Style

By (author) Bob Dotson

Publication date:

16 October 2015

Length of book:

156 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781442256101

“All the cutting edge technology I learned in college—typewriters, film splicers, glue—is now in a museum; the one thing that hasn’t changed is how to tell a visual story.”—Bob Dotson

Make It Memorable provides a distinctly different, hands-on introduction to the craft of visual storytelling. Many texts have been written to help people master the changing technology of journalism; here, Bob Dotson teaches readers how best to tell a story once they do.

This second edition of Dotson’s classic book offers dozens of new tips for the digital age and a step-by-step explanation of how to find and create all kinds of visual stories under tight deadlines. In addition to new scripts annotated with behind-the-scenes insights and structural comments, the book includes links to online videos of all the story examples.

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Additional videos that can be utilized for class assignments and exercises are available on
Bob Dotson is the epitome of all that a storyteller should be. He finds fascinating subjects, engages the audience, and we come away from his stories feeling better for hearing his stories.