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

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Mimi Swartz of Texas Monthly
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Sugarland
  • 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

  • Mimi Swartz is an executive editor at Texas Monthly and a Contributing Op Ed Writer for the New York Times.  She is also the author of Ticker, the Quest to Build the Artificial Heart. 

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