Storytelling Through Audio: Katie Thornton

Storytelling Through Audio: Katie Thornton

Katie Thornton is an award-winning multimedia journalist, audio producer, a historian, and a 2018 Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling fellow. Her writing, audio, and photos have been published by National Geographic, the BBC, NPR, 99% Invisible, Atlas Obscura, and others.


5 - 12+


Professional Learning, Storytelling

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From a very early age, Katie was interested in sound. Her earliest memories are of her dad playing records. She explains her interest in storytelling comes from music. She wanted to create public-facing stories that allowed people to see themselves reflected in them. Her journey as a storyteller started with her story, one of resilience and determination to overcome the obstacles she was facing. She realized stories anchored in a personal experience are more meaningful and have a larger potential to connect and move others. Katie’s goal is to inspire curiosity and her advice to anyone that wants to become an audio storyteller is to listen, to really listen.

This video was developed in partnership with Adobe, as part of a series of courses called Storytelling for Impact.

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March 6, 2024

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