05 Dec 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 SPJâ€™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:
â€” Defining narrative writing
â€” Reporting for narrative
â€” Long form narrative storytelling
â€” How you can apply narrative techniques to your daily reporting
â€” 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.
| Portland, Ore.
Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97201-3256
Please register by Dec. 9, 2009