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. 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?
Mark Lee Hunter is the principal author of "Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists" (UNESCO 2009), the most widely-distributed reference work in the history of the profession. He and Luuk Sengers are the founding members of Story-Based Inquiry Associates. This year he is teaching at universities and organisations on four continents. At INSEAD, a global business school where he is an adjunct professor, he co-founded The Stakeholder Media Project, which investigates the emergence of new forms of watchdog media. He is the author of over 100 investigative reports and nine books, including (with Luuk Sengers) The Hidden Scenario and The Story Tells the Facts. His scholarly research on media development is published in leading academic journals. He is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. for both his investigative reports and his research on journalism. He has also won the H.L. Mencken, Clarion, National Headliners, Society of Professional Journalists and EFMD awards for features and research.
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.
Tel: +49 (0) 30 – 555 780 20
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- Parkhotel Berlin Alexanderplatz / http://www.parkinn-berlin.de/
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