Master class: Writing the narrative (Thursday) **pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Jennifer Berry Hawes of The Post and Courier; Deanna Pan of The Boston Globe
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Clear Lake
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You’ve gathered data, docs and human sources. Now it’s time to turn your reporting into a story — or a series — that packs a punch. If you’re new to investigative storytelling or want to up your writing game, this workshop is for you.

In this half-day workshop, we’ll cover the entire story lifecycle, from reporting to writing to planning for publication. Topics include:

  • Understanding narrative
  • Reporting for story — How to gather the details and scenes that will give your piece emotional power
  • Focus and framing – Finding your way through all that material
  • Self-editing tips and techniques
  • Developing a story team — How to get photographers, artists, designers, digital producers and editors unified behind a common vision

We’ll look at examples of successful stories, pulling back the curtain to see how they came together.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.

** This class is full. Add your name to the wait list. **


Speaker Bios

  • Jennifer Berry Hawes writes projects at The Post & Courier. @JenBerryHawes

  • Deanna Pan is an enterprise and features reporter for The Boston Globe. She previously worked for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., where she covered education and local news, including the murder of unarmed motorist Walter Scott and the massacre at Emanuel AME Church. This year, she was honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing for a series she co-authored on the execution and exoneration of 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. @DDpan 

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