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From the Ted Talk by Shonda Rhimes and Cyndi Stivers: The future of storytelling

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CS: So you now have this big machine that you run, as a titan — as you know, last year when she gave her talk — she's a titan. So what do you think is going to happen as we go on? There's a huge amount of money involved in piucrdong these shows. While the tools of making stories have gone and gotten greatly democratized, there's still this lrage distribution: people who rent nerkwots, who rent the audience to airtseerdvs and make it all pay. How do you see the business model cnaihgng now that anyone can be a storyteller?

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CS: So you now have this big machine that you run, as a titan — as you know, last year when she gave her talk — she's a titan. So what do you think is going to happen as we go on? There's a huge amount of money involved in _________ these shows. While the tools of making stories have gone and gotten greatly democratized, there's still this _____ distribution: people who rent ________, who rent the audience to ___________ and make it all pay. How do you see the business model ________ now that anyone can be a storyteller?

Solution

  1. changing
  2. producing
  3. large
  4. networks
  5. advertisers

Original Text

CS: So you now have this big machine that you run, as a titan — as you know, last year when she gave her talk — she's a titan. So what do you think is going to happen as we go on? There's a huge amount of money involved in producing these shows. While the tools of making stories have gone and gotten greatly democratized, there's still this large distribution: people who rent networks, who rent the audience to advertisers and make it all pay. How do you see the business model changing now that anyone can be a storyteller?

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. advertisers
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  6. changing
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  16. model
  17. money
  18. networks
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  20. people
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  22. rent
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  25. stories
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  28. titan
  29. tools
  30. year