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Sunday, March 25 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Transmissions from History

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As journalists and storytellers, most of us (especially at newspapers) write primarily about recent events, using narrative tools to render people, places, and scenes we witnessed ourselves or recreated through interviews, when the material was still fresh. But memory can be hazy and conflicting, malleable and unreliable. How do we reconstruct scenes and render stories that are vivid as well as true, and accurate about things that happened long ago -- one year, 25 years, even 100 years in the past, with no living participants or witnesses to interview? 

Boston Globe reporter Eric Moskowitz--who in recent years has written about the Kennedy assasination, the 1967 Red Sox season, and the 1916 Fort Point Channel trolley disaster-- will talk about how he tries to tap into transmissions from the past, gathering and sifting the kinds of details that help even old stories feel fresh and observed. 

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Eric Moskowitz

Reporter, The Boston Globe
Eric Moskowitz is a reporter who mainly tells stories about people drawn from everyday life around Boston, looking out for poignant, charming, affecting, illuminating, or otherwise fascinating tales. He has worked at the the Boston Globe since 2007. Moskowitz has received multiple... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Conference Auditorium