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Friday, March 23
 

3:30pm

Don Van Natta: A Test of Will
Speakers
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Don Van Natta

Editor, The Sunday Long Read
Don Van Natta has been an investigative reporter for nearly 25 years, including his current position as senior investigative reporter for ESPN The Magazine. He has been the member of three Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting teams and is also a New York Times bestselling author. Before joining ESPN, he wrote for The New York Times, where he covered President Bill Clinton's impeachment and the 9/11 attacks, and worked at The Miami Herald. In 2016, he was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists as... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Metcalf Large

4:30pm

Anatomy of a Podcast Launch

Julie Shapiro, executive producer of PRX's Radiotopia podcast network, revisits the ten tips for starting a podcast she shared at our 2017 Conference, ​now seeing them ​through the lens of Ear Hustle, the highly-acclaimed podcast she ​helped launch from San Quentin State Prison​ a few months later​​.  Ear Hustle hit #1 in the iTunes chart within days of launching, and in this session Shapiro deconstructs the team's approach to season one, and shares more essential advice for starting a show. Through a sound-rich sampling of Ear Hustle and other podcasts, Shapiro will also explore podcasts' particular super power: inspiring empathy in audiences. Come prepared to be moved, and to leave prepared to move others.

 



Speakers
avatar for Julie Shapiro

Julie Shapiro

Executive Producer, Radiotopia
Julie Shapiro is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX - a curated network of extraordinary, cutting-edge podcasts. From 2014-15, Shapiro was the executive producer of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Creative Audio Unit. In 2000 she co-founded the Third Coast International Audio Festival, where, as artistic director, she shaped the Festival's creative trajectory and championed innovative audio and a cross-pollinating international listening culture. Julie has taught radio to university students, presented at conferences all over the globe, and produced stories for the airwaves in the US and... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Conference Auditorium

4:30pm

Finding the Perfect Vehicle
Stories aren’t about things. They’re about things that happen to things. Characters, events and yarns are vehicles that turn “topics” into narratives. Thoughts on ways reporters can flag vehicles down and jump aboard.    

Speakers
avatar for Barry Newman

Barry Newman

Writer
Barry Newman went to work for the Wall Street Journal in 1970 after a few years as a copy boy and news clerk at the New York Times. In 43 years at the Journal, he wrote more than 400 features for the front page from more than 65 countries and most states in the USA. He won the Overseas Press... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Backcourt

4:30pm

From Journalist to Author: Making a Successful Transition

Literary agent Stuart Krichevsky provides tips on how to successfully transition from daily journalist to book author.



Speakers
avatar for Stuart Krichevsky

Stuart Krichevsky

Agent, The Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
Stuart Krichevsky has over thirty years experience as a literary agent. Since 1995, he has been president of the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, and was previously an agent with Sterling Lord Literistic, where he began his career as a part-time mail clerk. | | Krichevsky represents a distinguished list of fiction and non-fiction authors, with an emphasis on narrative non-fiction and literary journalism. His bestselling and award-winning nonfiction... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Metcalf Small

4:30pm

Not Just A Reading: How to Make a Story "Live"
Live events present new, creative opportunities for journalists to make stories and subjects unforgettable. But how do you pitch and produce rich, narrative, multimedia stories that move and inform audiences — all in 15 minutes or less? In this session, Pop-Up Magazine's Anita Badejo will explain, start to finish, the art of transforming works of journalism for the stage.

Speakers
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Anita Badejo

Senior Story Producer, Pop-Up Magazine
Anita Badejo is a senior story producer and host at Pop-Up Magazine, where she collaborates with writers, radio producers, filmmakers, photographers, and artists on live, multimedia nonfiction storytelling. Previously, she was associate features editor at BuzzFeed News, where she conducted an investigation into the mishandling of sexual assault reports at two historically black colleges that led to policy changes at both institutions. Her writing has been featured on Longform.org... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
East Balcony

4:30pm

Writing the Investigation: You don’t have to be Johnny Cash to get rhythm
Learn some of the secrets to compelling storytelling. Where to start? What makes readers keep reading? How to pick your best material? Raquel Rutledge of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will dig into structure, scene setting, using imagery and, yes, how to find rhythm.

Speakers
avatar for Raquel Rutledge

Raquel Rutledge

Investigative Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Raquel Rutledge is an investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where she covers a variety of subjects from health and science to crime and taxes. Her investigation into fraud in Wisconsin’s day care subsidy program won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. The... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Terrace Lounge

5:30pm

Break and Refreshments
Friday March 23, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
George Sherman Union

6:00pm

Spotlight’s Sacha Pfeiffer and Emily Steel of The New York Times, in conversation
After breaking the story of Bill O’Reilly’s history of sexual harassment, New York Times reporter Emily Steel told an interviewer that she was inspired by Sacha Pfeiffer of The Boston Globe, for Pfeiffer’s work exposing sexual abuse by priests. Or, more accurately, by Pfeiffer’s Hollywood avatar, the actor Rachel McAdams, in the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight. Steel and Pfeiffer had never met – until now. Hear these two remarkable journalists in conversation about how they approach their work and how they broke through walls of silence created and enforced by powerful institutions and individuals.

Speakers
avatar for Sacha Pfeiffer

Sacha Pfeiffer

Reporter, The Boston Globe
A print and broadcast journalist, Sacha Pfeiffer is a member of the Boston Globe Spotlight Team, which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its stories on the Catholic Church’s cover-up of clergy sex abuse.
avatar for Emily Steel

Emily Steel

Business Reporter, The New York Times
Emily Steel is a business reporter at The New York Times, where she has covered the media industry since 2014. Her reporting exposed a series of settlements related to sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly, the former Fox News host. Before joining The Times, Ms. Steel spent two years at The Financial Times as its media and marketing correspondent. Before that, Ms. Steel worked at The Wall Street Journal for six years. During her time at The Journal, Ms. Steel contributed several stories to the... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Metcalf Large

7:00pm

Cafe sessions
Friday March 23, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
George Sherman Union

7:00pm

Networking Meetups
Interested in meeting and networking with some of your fellow conference attendees? Head to Cornwall's, a British-style pub located in Kenmore Square, at the close of programming.

Are you an international attendee looking to connect with other journalists from around the world? Head to Sunset Cantina, located at 916 Commonwealth Avenue, at the close of programming.  


Friday March 23, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Saturday, March 24
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Saturday March 24, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
George Sherman Union

9:00am

A Conversation with Mark Bowden
Speakers
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Mark Bowden

Author
Mark Bowden is the author of 13 books, most recently Hue 1968. His book Black Hawk Down was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award. He was a reporter for many years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and is now a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a contributing editor a... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Metcalf Large

10:00am

Interviewing Ethically and with Empathy
Some of the best stories come when we've gained people's trust by treating them with respect, fairness and compassion no matter their situation. We'll talk about what that looks like from interviewing subjects who've been victims of trauma to those who've committed grave misdeeds. 

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Gabler

Ellen Gabler

Investigative Reporter, The New York Times
Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter at The New York Times. Before starting at the Times in April 2017,  she worked for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel as a reporter and deputy investigations editor. Ellen received the 2013 Livingston Award for Young Journalists in National Reporting and was a Gerald Loeb and IRE finalist, and winner of the Pulliam First Amendment Award in 2016. Her team's work in 2014 was honored with the Selden Ring, Gerald Loeb, and Scripps Howard Award for Investigative Reporting, as well as several other national honors. The reporting on flaws in the... Read More →
avatar for Raquel Rutledge

Raquel Rutledge

Investigative Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Raquel Rutledge is an investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where she covers a variety of subjects from health and science to crime and taxes. Her investigation into fraud in Wisconsin’s day care subsidy program won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. The... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Conference Auditorium

10:00am

Pitching Aces
Our panelists, whose day jobs include handling pitches left and right, will catch yours and react out loud.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fitzgerald

Michael Fitzgerald

Articles Editor, The Boston Globe Magazine
Michael Fitzgerald is articles editor at The Boston Globe Magazine, where he edits the Perspective essay and features about life in Greater Boston and New England. Prior to coming to the Globe, he was a freelance writer for 14 years for publications including the Globe Magazine, Discover, The Economist, Fast Company, Nautilus,and The New York... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Krichevsky

Stuart Krichevsky

Agent, The Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
Stuart Krichevsky has over thirty years experience as a literary agent. Since 1995, he has been president of the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency, and was previously an agent with Sterling Lord Literistic, where he began his career as a part-time mail clerk. | | Krichevsky represents a distinguished list of fiction and non-fiction authors, with an emphasis on narrative non-fiction and literary journalism. His bestselling and award-winning nonfiction... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Strothman

Wendy Strothman

Agent, The Strothman Agency
Wendy Strothman.
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Lane Zachary

Founding Partner, The Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency
Lane Zachary is a founding partner of The Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency. One of the top agents in the country for the representation of writers of serious literary fiction and nonfiction, Zachary is known for her devotion to her authors, providing them with extensive editorial guidance. Zachary... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Metcalf Small

10:00am

Powered by the Public: How to engage your audience in the storytelling process

We’ll look at best practices (and insider tips) for involving readers, viewers, listeners and followers from story pitch to publication. What are the opportunities for outreach and participation? When should you engage the audience and how? Why is engagement even necessary?  Plus, we’ll explore ideas for multimedia and long-form stories.

 


Speakers
avatar for Mira Lowe

Mira Lowe

Director, Innovation News Center
Mira Lowe is Director of the Innovation News Center (INC), a public media newsroom serving 19 North Central Florida counties where student journalists produce content for multiple media platforms. Prior to joining UF, Mira was a senior editor at CNN Digital in Atlanta where she... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Terrace Lounge

10:00am

Sustaining a Long-Term Documentary Project
Docuemtary photographer Candace Feit shows you how to conceive of, maintain and grow a multi-year project.

Speakers
avatar for Candace Feit

Candace Feit

Documentary Photographer
Candace Feit is a documentary photographer and artist who focuses on creating deep narratives about people and their relationships. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, National Geographic Magazine, U.S. News and World... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
East Balcony

10:00am

Those Who Can, Write--and Some Also Teach: A workshop for teachers of narrative journalism
Speakers
avatar for Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer

Writer and Professor of Narrative Nonfiction, Boston University
Mark Kramer is Professor of Clinical Practice in Narrative Journalism and writer-in-residence in Boston University's journalism department, and founding director of the Power of Narrative Conference, now in its 20th year. He has co-edited two leading texbook/readers on narrative nonfiction: Telling True Stories, and Literary... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Backcourt

11:00am

Headline Keynote: Roxane Gay
Speakers
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Roxane Gay

Author
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is universally considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Metcalf Large

12:30pm

Lunch (on your own)
Saturday March 24, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:45pm

Keynote Panel: Keeping the (Narrative) Trains Running

A panel of top editors/executives from across the media spectrum – Lydia Polgreen, Brian McGrory, Sam Fleming and Ann Marie Lipinski – discuss the threats, challenges, and opportunities media organizations face as they champion narrative storytelling as a central part of their audience engagement missions and their business models. Moderated by WBUR's Bruce Gellerman. 



Speakers
avatar for Sam Fleming

Sam Fleming

Director of News and Programming, WBUR
Sam Fleming has served as WBUR’s managing director of news and programming since 2004. He is responsible for supervising a staff of 75, including news managers, producers, reporters, writers, editors, hosts and production staff. Under his direction, WBUR’s news department has garnered more than 50 national and local awards recognizing the quality and depth of its news coverage. Sam brings to WBUR more than 25 years of experience in public broadcast media. He first worked at the station in 1981 as a general assignment reporter, but his longer tenure began 10 years later. In 1991, he returned as managing editor. The following year, he was made... Read More →
avatar for Ann Marie Lipinski

Ann Marie Lipinski

Curator, Nieman Foundation
Ann Marie Lipinski is curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, overseeing its fellowships, programming and portfolio of publications, including Nieman Lab, Nieman Reports, and Storyboard—a showcase for exceptional narrative journalism and exploration of the future of nonfiction... Read More →
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Brian McGrory

Editor, The Boston Globe
Brian McGrory, who worked as an award-winning metro columnist and White House correspondent over his 27 years at The Boston Globe, is currently the editor. The news organization has won four Pulitzer Prizes -- for breaking news in its coverage of the Marathon bombings, for feature photography, for commentary, and for editorial writing -- since he became editor in late... Read More →
avatar for Lydia Polgreen

Lydia Polgreen

Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
Lydia Polgreen is Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost. She was named to that post in December 2016 after spending nearly 15 years at the New York Times, where she led an initiative to expand its audience outside the United States, with an initial focus on Latin America. Previously, Lydia was Deputy International Editor, the South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. Before joining The Times, Lydia was a reporter in Florida and New York state. She began her career as assistant editor and business manager for The Washington (D.C.) Monthly. Lydia was a 2006 recipient of the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, in recognition of her travels deep into the war-torn western regions of Sudan to report on the carnage in... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Metcalf Large

3:00pm

Choosing Ideas Wisely: There’s only so much of you to go around
Figuring out which stories to do is one of a reporter’s biggest challenges. How do you know if a narrative approach will work? What are the key elements needed to tell such a story, and how can you be sure you’ll be able to pull them altogether? Ellen Gabler of The New York Times will show you how some of the strongest narratives came together, including how reporters convinced their editors to give them the time and space to go all in.

Speakers
avatar for Ellen Gabler

Ellen Gabler

Investigative Reporter, The New York Times
Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter at The New York Times. Before starting at the Times in April 2017,  she worked for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel as a reporter and deputy investigations editor. Ellen received the 2013 Livingston Award for Young Journalists in National Reporting and was a Gerald Loeb and IRE finalist, and winner of the Pulliam First Amendment Award in 2016. Her team's work in 2014 was honored with the Selden Ring, Gerald Loeb, and Scripps Howard Award for Investigative Reporting, as well as several other national honors. The reporting on flaws in the... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Auditorium

3:00pm

Knowing Their Place: Athletes, Race, Gender and Trump
How is President Trump changing the way we talk and tell stories about sports and athletes? And what do journalists need to know about navigating today’s politically charged sports landscape?

Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Metcalf Small

3:00pm

Making it Work: Finding ways to tell stories when it's not your full time job
Not everyone with a passion for storytelling works full-time as a writer, reporter, or member of the media industry. Whether you find time to write after work at your 9-5 office job or record a podcast before the baby wakes up, it can be difficult to find the time and creative space to produce meaningful work. Jessica DuLong, Paul Kramer, and Allison Keir have all produced pieces of narrative storytelling in addition to working as a marine engineer, college professor, and university administrator, respectively. Come hear their tips for making it work. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica DuLong

Jessica DuLong

Author
Jessica DuLong is an author, historian, ghostwriter, and book coach who teaches narrative nonfiction with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop. Her most recent book, Dust to Deliverance: Untold Stories from the Maritime Evacuation on September 11 (McGraw-Hill), is the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting about the largest boat lift in history during which ferries, dinner boats, and other vessels spontaneously converged to rescue nearly 500,000 stranded people from Manhattan Island. Her first book, My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey (Free Press), explores the value of hands-on work through memoir, history, and reportage. Lauded in The New York Times as... Read More →
avatar for Allison Keir

Allison Keir

Documentary Filmmaker
Allison Keir.
avatar for Paul Kramer

Paul Kramer

Historian and Writer, Vanderbilt University
Prof. Paul Kramer is an historian and writer who teaches modern US history at Vanderbilt University, with an emphasis on issues of race, gender, economic and transnational inequality, and the United States’ intersections with the wider world. He has written for the New Yorker, Slate, Foreign Affairs and other venues on the origins of the US naval base at Guantanamo, the ambiguities of the US-Mexico border, the politics of torture, and debates over immigration, has received support from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting for... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
East Balcony

3:00pm

Making Stories With and For the People
Everyone is trying to break into narrative in new ways. Why now? Where are the opportunities for sustainable collaboration and engagement? Join AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) to gain insights on how we push the boundaries toward live spaces while cultivating intentionally with communities in all corners.

Speakers
avatar for Stacia Brown

Stacia Brown

Writer
Stacia Brown is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, New Republic, Slate, Vox, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan and various other publications. Raised in Baltimore from age four, Stacia has a passion for telling the city's stories and engaging others in its rich cultural history. The Baltimore Sun named her one of the city's notable tweeters in its... Read More →
avatar for Sue Schardt

Sue Schardt

CEO, AIR, Inc
Sue Schardt leads AIR’s network of 1300+ producers in 47 states and 30 countries. She is executive producer of Localore, a ground-breaking, producer-led initiative designed to build public radio and television stations’ innovation capacity and take public media to more Americans. She is a 2014-15 National Arts Strategies fellow; has served on the NPR Board as a member of the Distribution and Interconnect Committee; is an advisor to Native Voice One, the Native American radio service; and is an artistic advisor to... Read More →
avatar for Jeanette Woods

Jeanette Woods

Producer, WHYY
Jeanette Woods has been reporting and producing for WHYY since 2011. She has worked for over 20 years as a reporter, producer, and researcher for media outlets including WGBH and National Geographic. Jeanette co-created and produces “The Remix” podcast, which takes a fresh look at race, pop culture, and... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Backcourt

3:00pm

Writing to Climax: How to build narrative momentum in nonfiction when the reader already knows what's going to happen
For lot of us these days, our bandwidth to read news is near capacity. Often, it's not enough for a subject to be important. To keep a reader's attention, the story must build a compelling narrative, but breaking through to reach an audience in the first place means establishing the story's urgency, and news value, as early as possible. Which makes for a common dilemma: What to spill at the top of the story and what to save for later? Unlike so many of the literary tools that have clear applications in journalism, developing a plot that twists and arcs toward a dramatic crescendo is sometimes a hard thing to pull off in the news business when the big ending — the death, the bankruptcy, the scandal — has made headlines long before the reader lays eyes on your lede. Using examples from both fiction and non-fiction, including his own efforts in BuzzFeed stories about hate crimes and police brutality, Albert Samaha will explore this challenge and the structural tricks available to overcome it.

Speakers
avatar for Albert Samaha

Albert Samaha

Reporter, BuzzFeed News
Albert Samaha is a national reporter covering criminal justice for BuzzFeed News. He has written in-depth stories about hate crimespolice brutality, the longterm impact of incarceration, the fragmentation of gangs in Chicago, the worst prison bus crash in Texas history, and the disillusionment... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Terrace Lounge

4:15pm

Lydia Polgreen
Speakers
avatar for Lydia Polgreen

Lydia Polgreen

Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
Lydia Polgreen is Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost. She was named to that post in December 2016 after spending nearly 15 years at the New York Times, where she led an initiative to expand its audience outside the United States, with an initial focus on Latin America. Previously, Lydia was Deputy International Editor, the South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. Before joining The Times, Lydia was a reporter in Florida and New York state. She began her career as assistant editor and business manager for The Washington (D.C.) Monthly. Lydia was a 2006 recipient of the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, in recognition of her travels deep into the war-torn western regions of Sudan to report on the carnage in... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Metcalf Large

5:30pm

Boston Globe reception
Saturday March 24, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Hotel Commonwealth
 
Sunday, March 25
 

8:00am

Continental Breakfast
Sunday March 25, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
George Sherman Union

9:00am

Changing Forms of Narrative

In an open, digital world, traditional forms of narrative are being challenged by new forms and structures beyond the inverted pyramid and beginning-middle-end. This is especially true in audio and public radio.

In this session, Kevin Sullivan, EP at Reveal, will look at how the investigative program uses creative structures and powerful characters to define its storytelling. Anne Strainchamps, EP and Host of To the Best of Our Knowledge, will examine how the interview can be advanced to tell a powerful narrative. The conversation will be moderated by John Barth, CCO at PRX.



Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Backcourt

9:00am

Proving the Truth: Public Records & Vetting Resources
Need to verify the path of a 1980 hurricane? Questioning the validity of a Purple Heart? Do you think Granny might be a felon? Join Caryn Baird, senior news researcher for the Tampa Bay Times, as she walks you through 100 public records resources.

Speakers
avatar for Caryn Baird

Caryn Baird

Senior News Researcher, Tampa Bay Times
Caryn Baird  is a Senior News Researcher at the Tampa Bay Times.  For more than 18 years, she has verified people, places and events before the story is written. She has research credit on five Pulitzers and several other award-winning stories. Baird will present "Vet Your Own Story: Verification using public records... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Conference Auditorium

9:00am

The Recipe: Blending words and images for maximum storytelling impact
Using their year-long, intimate portrait of some of the last Syrian refugees to reach the United States, award-winning Boston Globe journalists Jenna Russell and Suzanne Kreiter reveal how a writer and a photographer collaborate, cooperate, and balance their individual mediums to tell the story to maximum effect.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Kreiter

Suzanne Kreiter

Photographer, The Boston Globe
Suzanne Kreiter joined the photography staff of The Boston Globe in 1985.  During her 32 -year career as a photojournalist, she has traveled extensively and covered events ranging from the Nicaraguan civil war to pollution behind the Iron Curtain to the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. In 2007, Suzanne was awarded the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Community Service Journalism Award for her photo column, The CitySeen, that chronicled... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Russell

Jenna Russell

Reporter, The Boston Globe
Jenna Russell is a reporter at the Boston Globe. Her recent work with the Globe Spotlight Team - a seven-part investigation of the failures of the Massachusetts mental health care system - was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in local reporting. A longtime projects reporter for the... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
East Balcony

9:00am

Visual, Visceral, and Voice: How to be heard on the opinion pages
Opinions are free and worth as much. Come hear how storytelling — in all its forms — can make your own viewpoints and perspectives more engaging, relevant and heard. Plus, learn how opinion writers can best reach editors with narrative ideas, from pitch to polish.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Kingsbury

Kathleen Kingsbury

Deputy Editorial Page Editor, The New York Times
Kathleen Kingsbury is deputy editorial page editor at the New York Times. She joined the Times in 2017 from the Boston Globe, where she served as managing editor for digital.  | Kingsbury joined the Globe’s editorial board in 2013 and later edited the Ideas section, an influential... Read More →
avatar for Alex Kingsbury

Alex Kingsbury

Deputy Ideas Editor, The Boston Globe
Alex Kingsbury.


Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Terrace Lounge

9:00am

Writing While Reporting and Vice Versa
After sticking to a subject for months, you can end up facing a mountain of documents and notebooks​​,​ or you can end up instead with a small pile of notes and documents, and with ​ big chunks of your story already written. Learn how Sonny Kleinfield, a reporter w​ith​ an organized mind, a singular voice—and illegible handwriting—has perfected this magic at The New York Times. 

Speakers
avatar for Sonny Kleinfield

Sonny Kleinfield

Writer
Sonny Kleinfield is a freelance writer, who worked for 40 years at The New York Times as a feature writer. Before that, he spent five years at The Wall Street Journal. He has written eight non-fiction books, and contributed stories to Harper’s, the Atlantic, Esquire, Rolling Stone and The New York Times Magazine. His article... Read More →
avatar for Barry Newman

Barry Newman

Writer
Barry Newman went to work for the Wall Street Journal in 1970 after a few years as a copy boy and news clerk at the New York Times. In 43 years at the Journal, he wrote more than 400 features for the front page from more than 65 countries and most states in the USA. He won the Overseas Press... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Metcalf Small

10:15am

Building Trust: How to report when your subjects and sources distrust the media.

Claire Galofaro won the Livingston Award this year for her portraits of rural Appalachia on the brink of extinction. From examining the rise of Donald Trump in real time to documenting a day in a small West Virginia city where 28 people overdosed in a four-hour period, there were no shortcuts to building the trust she needed to tell the stories of local residents at a time when many were feeling forgotten. 



Moderators
avatar for Ellen Gabler

Ellen Gabler

Investigative Reporter, The New York Times
Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter at The New York Times. Before starting at the Times in April 2017,  she worked for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel as a reporter and deputy investigations editor. Ellen received the 2013 Livingston Award for Young Journalists in National Reporting and was a Gerald Loeb and IRE finalist, and winner of the Pulliam First Amendment Award in 2016. Her team's work in 2014 was honored with the Selden Ring, Gerald Loeb, and Scripps Howard Award for Investigative Reporting, as well as several other national honors. The reporting on flaws in the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claire Galofaro

Claire Galofaro

Correspondent, Associated Press
Claire Galofaro is a correspondent for the Associated Press, helping to lead news coverage of Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. She previously reported for The Courier Journal (Louisville, Ky.), The New Orleans Advocate, The Times-Picayune, Outside and the Bristol Herald-Courier in the Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia. Galofaro received the... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
East Balcony

10:15am

Crafting the Reader/Viewer/Listener's Ongoing Experience: An approach to voice and structure
Speakers
avatar for Mark Kramer

Mark Kramer

Writer and Professor of Narrative Nonfiction, Boston University
Mark Kramer is Professor of Clinical Practice in Narrative Journalism and writer-in-residence in Boston University's journalism department, and founding director of the Power of Narrative Conference, now in its 20th year. He has co-edited two leading texbook/readers on narrative nonfiction: Telling True Stories, and Literary... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Terrace Lounge

10:15am

How to Write Panoramic Narrative: Capturing large-scale events

In most narrative nonfiction, close-ups stand in for the big picture. But what works when the big picture is the story—when the Titanic sinks, when the atomic bomb drops, when the floodwaters rise? Dust to Deliverance chronicles the waterborne evacuation of nearly half a million people from Manhattan on September 11th. Author Jessica DuLong discusses the practical challenges of covering large-scale events, and shares specific strategies and techniques that work best when writing panoramic narrative.


Speakers
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Jessica DuLong

Author
Jessica DuLong is an author, historian, ghostwriter, and book coach who teaches narrative nonfiction with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop. Her most recent book, Dust to Deliverance: Untold Stories from the Maritime Evacuation on September 11 (McGraw-Hill), is the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting about the largest boat lift in history during which ferries, dinner boats, and other vessels spontaneously converged to rescue nearly 500,000 stranded people from Manhattan Island. Her first book, My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey (Free Press), explores the value of hands-on work through memoir, history, and reportage. Lauded in The New York Times as... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Backcourt

10:15am

The Limits of Objectivity
When can journalists call something racist or sexist? Who determines what narratives are written about racism in the United States? How did the lack of inclusive newsrooms across the country influence the coverage of social justice? An examination of the what constitutes "objective" reporting today and how it will evolve. 

Speakers
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Tanzina Vega

Journalist, CNN
Tanzina Vega is a journalist and speaker on issues of race, media, and inequality in the United States. She is an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute, author of the forthcoming book Uppity​,​ on American women of color​,​ and ​recently was ​a Ferris Professor of Journalism... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Metcalf Small

10:15am

Transmissions from History
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. 

Speakers
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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 multipl... Read More →


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

11:30am

Charlie Pierce: Transitioning To The Internet From Print As An Old Print Guy -- A Return To The Alternative Media Whence I Came
Speakers
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Charles Pierce

Sportswriter and Political Blogger
Charles Pierce has been a writer-at-large for a men's fashion magazine, and his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the LA Times Magazine, the Nation, the Atlantic, Sports Illustrated and The Chicago Tribune, among others.  Pierce is a not infrequent contributor to... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Metcalf Large