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Don’t just report the story, tell it like it is

The Society of Professional Journalists invites early career reporters and front-line editors to step out of the inverted pyramid and into the art of storytelling! Through SPJ’s Narrative Writing Workshops, participants will learn options for reinvigorating the writing craft.

Join Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and reporter Tom Hallman, Jr., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in one of five Narrative Writing Workshops for a day filled with tips for creating excitement in news stories.

The freestyle conversation with Hallman includes discussion on the following topics:
— Defining narrative writing
— Reporting for narrative
— Long form narrative storytelling
— How you can apply narrative techniques to your daily reporting
— Strategies for your newsroom

Have a special project in the works? Share it! Participants will have the chance to send Hallman a sample of their work in advance of the workshop. Tom will critique the work and discuss it with the rest of the class.

Saturday, December 12
Portland, Ore.
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union
Room 294
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97201-3256
Please register by Dec. 9, 2009
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