Learn to tell true stories and find them a home in the digital age.
Jul 6, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
Workshop Fee: $750
Class Size: 12 (max)
Note: This class will be held online using the Zoom Platform.
The Class meets Mon/Wed/Fri from 3-6pm EST
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 audio producer based in New York City. His stories have been broadcast on radio programs and podcasts across the world, from NPR's All Things Considered and BBC World Service to 99% Invisible, Reveal, Criminal, Radiotronic, UnFictional, and APM’s Marketplace. He previously worked as a reporter and producer at PRI's The World. In 2016, he worked on the inaugural podcast season of The GroundTruth Project, where his team won a duPont and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award.