Basics of narrative journalism

Jun 12, 2019


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BASICS OF NARRATIVE JOURNALISM – the nonfiction-storyteller’s techniques of working with scene, character, action, suspense, and voice – give longform journalists the building blocks of their trade. In this session, Mark Kramer, co-founder of the Nieman Conference at Harvard, the Well Told conference in London, who helped found this conference in Bergen, and who co-edited “Telling True Stories,” the leading reader for American courses on narrative journalism, offers an introduction to the craft-skills journalists need to do the work effectively, a down-to-earth inventory naming the moves writers in the genre make when they write well, thus gaining more intentional control of their work.

  • Mark Kramer