What is it about?
A key tool of Story-Based Inquiry is the master file, which keeps the research together, serves as the backbone for the finished narrative, and provides a database for future projects. In this session, we first see how to structure a narrative by reworking the master file. Structure is the most important component of a long form narrative. We will consider different kinds of structures, and how we can apply them in our work. Then, we move on to specific narrative techniques that enable us to manage rhythm, tone, and impact. Participants are urged to provide samples of their own writing, including current projects, in advance of the seminar. We will use this material in class as a basis for instruction and coaching. All participants agree not to use each others’ ideas for their own purposes, except in explicit partnership.
Suggested advance reading: Free: The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook (UNESCO 2012). Download: www.storybasedinquiry.com
Who will teach you?
Luuk Sengers is an investigative journalist, researcher and educator. Together with Mark Lee Hunter he developed the internationally acclaimed Story-Based Inquiry method, a systematic and efficient way of doing investigations. He is also a world-class data journalism instructor. Luuk is a visiting lecturer at several J-schools and universities. Previously, he worked sixteen years as an economy reporter at major Dutch newspapers and magazines, like NRC Handelsblad, Quote and Intermediair. He is a board member of the association of investigative journalists in The Netherlands and Belgium, the VVOJ. He co-authored and edited the book Onderzoeksjournalistiek: Researchproces van idee tot verhaal (Lannoo Campus, 2009). With Hunter, he wrote several practical handbooks about investigative journalism and a curriculum for universities, including The Hidden Scenario and The Story Tells the Facts.
When and where?
The Workshop will start in CORRECTIV’s office (Singerstr. 109, Berlin-Mitte) at 10:00 am. We will have a lunch break in an Italian restaurant near by.
The workshop has two parts. You can book them individually. Find more information about "Story-based Inquiry: Tools and Techniques" here.
Tel: +49 (0) 30 – 555 780 20
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Near Singerstr.109 (Berlin-Mitte) you can find the following:
- Parkhotel Berlin Alexanderplatz / http://www.parkinn-berlin.de/
- Hostel Singerstr. 109 / http://www.singer109.com/
- Pegasus Hostel / http://www.pegasushostel.de/