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Jina Moore

Jina Moore is the editor-in-chief of Guernica, a global magazine of art and politics, and a member of the board that supports Adi Magazine, a quarterly American literary magazine devoted to rehumanizing policy and written, edited, and published by women of color. Her work has also been published by the New Yorker, Lapham’s Quarterly, the Atlantic, the Boston Review, the Columbia Journalism Review, and many others. She has been the East Africa bureau chief of The New York Times, the inaugural global women’s rights reporter for BuzzFeed News, and a roving Africa correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. A 2009 Ochberg Fellow of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, she is a leading voice on bringing a trauma-informed approach to reporting and writing on violence, conflict and tragedy. She’s on Twitter @itsjina and on the web at

Jacqui Banaszynski

Award-winning journalist Jacqui Banaszynski is an emerita professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and faculty fellow at the world-renowned Poynter Institute. She serves as editor of Nieman Storyboard, a global website which celebrates and examines the art and craft of narrative journalism. 

Banaszynski’s newspaper career took her to all seven continents, including three trips to Antarctica. She has written about corruption and crime, beauty pageants and popes, AIDS and the Olympics, dogsled expeditions and refugee camps, labor strikes and political strife, traffic fatalities and family tragedies. While at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, her series “AIDS in the Heartland” won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing.  She was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer in international reporting for coverage of the Ethiopian famine and won the nation’s top deadline sports reporting award for coverage of the 1988 Olympics.

Banaszynski has edited numerous award-winning projects, including projects that won ASNE Best Writing, Ernie Pyle Human Interest Writing and national business and investigative prizes.  In 2008, she was named to the Association of Sunday and Features Editors Features Hall of Fame.  She now coaches reporters, writers and storytellers in newsrooms and at workshops around the world.

Eli Saslow

Eli Saslow is an author and a staff writer for The Washington Post, where he travels the country to write in-depth stories about the impact of major national issues on individual lives. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for a series of stories about the rise of food stamps and hunger in the United States. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 2013, 2016 and 2017. Both of his books were published by DoubleDay: Rising out of Hatred, forthcoming in Sept. of 2018; and Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President, in 2012. An occasional contributor to ESPN the Magazine, four of his stories have been anthologized in Best American Sportswriting. He is the winner of a Polk Award, a James Beard Award for Food Writing, a PEN America Award and several journalism honors. A 2004 graduate of Syracuse University, he now lives in Portland with his wife and three children.Honors & Awards:

  • 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting
  • 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Feature Writing
  • 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Feature Writing
  • 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Feature Writing
  • 2017 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Journalism
  • 2017 Mike Berger Award for Human Interest Reporting
  • 2017 Dori J. Maynard Award for Justice in Journalism
  • 2014 George Polk Award for National Reporting
  • 2014 James Beard Award for Food Writing
  • 2014 ASNE Award for non-deadline writing
  • 2015 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting
  • 2013 Mayborn Best American Newspaper Narrative Contest, First Place
  • 2013 Darrell Sifford Memorial Prize in Journalism, Missouri School of Journalism
  • 2014 Mayborn Best American Newspaper Narrative Contest, First Place
  • 2016 DART Award for Excellence in Trauma Reporting
  • Stories selected or Best American Sports Writing in 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015
  • Books by Eli Saslow:
  • Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President
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  • Rising out of Hatred: The Awakening of a White Nationalist
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Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark taught writing at the Poynter Institute since 1979. In more than three decades he served the institute as dean, vice president, senior scholar, and member of the Board of Trustees. Clark has written or edited 19 books on writing and journalism, the most popular and influential being Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer. Podcasts of the book have been downloaded more than two million times. Sales have exceeded a quarter of a million. 

The New York Times Book Review praised Clark’s book The Glamour of Grammar as “a manual for the 21st century.” His most recent work includes the book Help! For Writers, for which there is a mobile application, How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times, and The Art of X-ray Reading.  His work Murder Your Darlings, a book about writing books, was published in 2020.  

Born in New York City in 1948, Clark attended Catholic schools through his graduation from Providence College in 1970. He earned a Ph.D. in English from Stony Brook University. He began his teaching career in Montgomery, Ala., where he became interested in journalism. He was hired in 1977 by the St. Petersburg Times as one of America’s first writing coaches.

He is the founding director of the National Writers Workshops. His work has been featured by NPR, “Today,” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” He was selected as a distinguished service member of the American Society of News Editors, and was inducted into the Features Hall of Fame. He has received an honorary degree from Goucher College and served as a writer-in-residence at Vassar College.

In 2017 alma mater, Providence College, gave him an honorary degree and chose him as the commencement speaker for their Centennial Celebration.  

Clark has played in rock bands since high school and often uses music to illustrate strategies of reading and writing.

David Wolf

David Wolf is the editor and has been the commissioning editor of the Guardian’s Long Read since the section was founded in 2014. During that time, he has edited pieces on a wide variety of subjects, from profiles of the French President and the world’s greatest casting director, to narratives about Hong Kong and the theft of the world’s smallest lily. Before he joined the Guardian, David was Arts & Books editor of Prospect Magazine. He has written for the Guardian, Observer, Prospect, Slate and the New Republic. 

Profile of Larissa MacFarquhar
Nieman Lab interview about the Long Read
Interview about academic writing and journalism

Gamer – Om att kliva in i en ny värld, och låta barns berättelser styra

Vinnarna av Stora journalistpriset i Sverige, årets berättare 2020, delar med sig av lärdomar från podcastserien Gamer.

Vilka utmaningar ställs du som vuxen inför när du ska förmedla barns berättelser om vad som hände när en skolattack planerades och genomfördes, eller när de utsattes för sexuella ofredanden? Hur binds deras berättelser samman med traditionell journalistisk granskning? Och hur hjälper du de lyssnare som aldrig varit i spelvärlden att följa med in i den, utan att tappa de redan initierade?

Med hjälp av konkreta exempel berättar Emelie Rosén och Ylva Lindgren om hur arbetet med serien hela tiden drevs av barn och ungas vilja att berätta om en värld de tyckte att vuxenvärlden retirerat ifrån. Vi får höra om hur 14-åriga Victor blev reporterns viktigaste guide, och hur granskningen tog dem hela vägen in i vardagsrummet hos en nätpedofil.

Emelie Rosén är prisbelönt granskande reporter på Sveriges Radio, där hon arbetat sedan 2015. Hennes granskningar fokuserar ofta på frågor som är viktiga för personer som sällan representeras i media, som exempelvis barn och unga. 

Ylva Lindgren har jobbat som producent på Dokumentärredaktionen på Sveriges Radio sedan 1997. Hon arbetar tätt tillsammans med reportrarna med att redigera och forma berättelserna. Genom åren har hon producerat en lång rad prisbelönta och uppmärksammade dokumentärer.

Mads Brügger

Born in Copenhagen, 1972. Danish journalist, author and filmmaker. BA in Movie and Media Science, Copenhagen University. Former head of programming, Radio24syv. Author of several non fiction books; “Grænselandet”, “Ingen Kender Dagen”, “Abemanden”, “Klovnekrigen” and “11.11.11”. Director of several documentaries including “The Red Chapel” (winner of Grand Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival, 2010), “The Ambassador” (winner of Robertprisen, best documentary, 2012) and “Cold Case Hammarskjöld” (winner of best director, Sundance Film Festival, 2019). Director of fiction feature film “The St Bernard Syndicate” (winner of best male actor and best script, Tribeca, 2018).

Los Angeles Times: Review: Mads Brügger’s bold, unruly documentary ‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’ investigates the death of a diplomat

LUX Film prize 2019, Live Q&A with Director Mads Brügger

Margareth Olin

Margreth Olin er en prisvinnende dokumentarfilmskaper, kjent for sitt samfunnsengasjement. Olins dokumentar «Mannen fra Snåsa» (2016), er en av de mest sette dokumentarer på kino i nyere tid. Hennes internasjonale gjennombrudd kom med filmen «Kroppen min» i 2002. Nå er Olin aktuell med dokumentarfilmen «Selvportrett» om fotokunstneren Lene Marie Fossen som slet med anoreksi fra hun var 10 år til hun døde 33 år gammel. Filmen har allerede høstet flere femmere og seksere, og anmeldere kaller den «ekstraordinært sterk» (VG) og sier de «knapt har sett noe sterkere» (Dagbladet).

Trude Lorentzen

Noen reportere er sånn at du venter i spenning på hva nå det neste er de skal finne på. Trude Lorentzen er en sånn reporter.  Spennvidden er enorm. Hun vet å overraske. Hvilke foreldre kjenner seg ikke igjen i hennes humoristiske, alvorlige og smått legendariske kommentar «De usynlige»? En annen dag får vi en haute couture-reportasje fra t-banen og supermarkedet. For så å tas inn i det alvoret når hun sammen med kolleger i Magasinet lager reportasjen «Tomrommene», om stillheten etter 22. juli.  I reportasjen «Eks-files» sjekket hun opp samtlige eks-kjærester for å utforske hvem hun kunne ha blitt, dersom hun ikke hadde blitt dumpet av dem.  I sin debutbok, «E6» (2005), skildrer hun hverdagslivet langs E6, fra Svinesund i sør til Kirkenes i nord. I «Mysteriet mamma» (2014) prøver hun å forstå sin mor, som begikk selvmord da Trude var 15 år, ei bok hun ble nominert til Brageprisen og vant Olaf-prisen for.

Og etter 15 år som prisbelønt journalist i Dagbladet Magasinet rakk hun akkurat å kjøpe seg mikrofon da Norge stengte ned, ble smittet av corona, og måtte google «hva vil det si å ha regi?». For det var nettopp det hun skulle ha – på fem episoder til NRKs flaggskip «Hele historien». Heldigvis med Sindre Leganger (Svarttrost) som mentor og produsent. 

Trude Lorentzen har også vunnet Den store journalistprisen, Fortellerpris-diplom og NTBs språkpris.

Ole Sønnichsen

OLE SØNNICHSEN (f. 1973) er journalist og forfatter og har udgivet en lang række bestsellere inden for genrerne biografi og historie. Han har bl.a. skrevet det anmelderroste tobindsværk “Rejsen til Amerika” om de 300.000 danskere, der udvandrede til USA mellem 1850 og 1920, ligesom han står bag den historiske biografi “One Dollar Man” om den dansk-amerikanske erhvervslegende William S. Knudsen. Bogen lå over 70 uger på bestsellerlisten og er solgt til filmatisering. Senest har han sammen med Henrik Thomsen udgivet “Det sidste gidsel” om en spektakulær, hemmelig mission under Den Første Golfkrig, hvor en dansk diplomat måtte smugles ud af Bagdad. Også den bog er solgt til filmatisering.

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