Learn to tell true stories and find them a home in the digital age.
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Learn to tell true stories and find them a home in the digital age. This course answers two intertwined questions: How do journalists structure their most riveting and ambitious narratives? And how do freelancers structure their lives so that they can get paid doing it? In the tradition of magazines like The New Yorker and Harper’s, you will spend the week reporting and writing your own feature story, with a focus on tried-and-true formats like the profile.
Along the way, learn to distill your idea into a compelling pitch. The goal is pitching a story to an editor during the course. Receive peer feedback and one-on-one coaching from the instructor. This course is wonderful for published writers and journalists; newcomers to the field are more than welcome.
Instructor: Daniel A. Gross
Daniel A. Gross is a writer and public radio producer based in New York City. He writes web stories for The New Yorker and has contributed to The Guardian, The Washington Post, NPR, the BBC World Service, and Literary Hub, among others. His reporting has taken him to seven countries and twelve U.S. states; he tweets @readwriteradio.