DoR presents: The Power of Storytelling

UPDATE (21.11) Dacă v-ați decis târziu să participați la conferința de jurnalism narativ pe care o organizăm în…

UPDATE (21.11)  Dacă v-ați decis târziu să participați la conferința de jurnalism narativ pe care o organizăm în weekend cu Decât o Revistă trebuie să știți că speranța nu e pierdută. Chiar dacă cele 100 de locuri inițiale (pentru toată ziua) au fost date, am pus la dispoziție bilete pentru sesiunea de discursuri de dimineață. Costă 20 de euro. Vă puteți înregistra aici.

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It’s going to be an exciting fall for storytellers: Decât o Revistă magazine has summoned four fantastic American journalists to Romania, to share their stories, best practices and tips.

The Power of Storytelling is the first annual Bucharest narrative journalism conference, aimed at reporters and lovers of narrative nonfiction who want to tell or consume more story-driven journalism.

Humans are narrative creatures. We explain our lives and our world through stories. As journalism struggles to find its bearings in the digital world, we must not forget that bite-size information and speedy delivery won’t displace the well-reported, well-written, and well-produced narrative stories that explain, investigate, create emotion and build community.

The conference will take place on Saturday, November 26. It will be hosted by the Romanian American University of Bucharest, located at Bdul. Expoziției 1B. (View map in a new window).

The speakers:

Jacqui Banaszynski is a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter who now teaches and coaches other writers, from students to fellow top award winners. After a 30-year career as a newspaper reporter and editor, she now holds the Knight Chair in Editing at the Missouri School of Journalism and is an Editing Fellow at The Poynter Institute.

Pat Walters is a Peabody award-winning producer for the American public radio program, Radiolab. He also writes about science and culture for The New York Times Magazine and Popular Science and contributes to Pop Up Magazine (the world’s first live magazine), Longshot Magazine (a 48-hour journalism experiment) and The Atavist (a multimedia magazine for the iPad).

Alex Tizon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and faculty member at the University of Oregon. He is a former Seattle bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, a former longtime staff writer for the Seattle Times, and a contributor to Newsweek, 60 Minutes and Sierra magazine. His first book, Big Little Man, to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, won a 2011 Lukas Prize work-in-progress award from Columbia University and the Nieman Foundation.

Laurie Hertzel is Senior Editor for books at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where she has worked for 15 years. Her journalism and short fiction have appeared in newspapers, magazines and journals across the United States and in Finland. She has reported from the Soviet Union and Cuba. She was writer-in-residence at the James Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio, and was a fellow at Duke University.

All speeches and workshops will be in English.

To claim your seat, visit the registration page.

The registration fee is 250 RON (60€), and it includes the morning keynotes, lunch, and your choice of the afternoon workshop session.

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