Learn to tell true stories and find them a home in the digital age.
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Note: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
The Class meets Mon/Wed/Fri from 3-6pm EDT (Sep 14th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd, 25th)
This course answers two intertwined questions: How do writers 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 The New York Times Magazine, you will spend two weeks researching and pitching your own story, with a focus on tried-and-true formats like the profile and opinion essay.
Along the way, learn to distill your idea into a compelling pitch. The goal is to pitch a story to an editor by the end of the course. Receive peer feedback and one-on-one coaching from the instructor. This course is an excellent fit 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 is an editor at Atlas Obscura and writes web stories for The New Yorker. He 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.