• First sentences: Windows into a story

    Writing powerful narratives
    First sentences: Windows into a story
    March 7, 2013

    First sentences can make or break a story. Writer Justin Heckert said he has to spend most of his time going over and over and over his opening sentence before he can move on to the rest of the story to make sure it grabs the reader.
  • The narrative essence of truth

    Writing powerful narratives
    The narrative essence of truth
    March 6, 2013

    Walt Harrington lectured about the importance of ethics based on his long-time experience in journalism. He believes that accuracy is not only about a journalist’s individual credibility, but the reputation of the publication, the industry and our society.
  • Jane Stevens: Niche news networks

    Jane Stevens: Niche news networks
    September 5, 2008

    Jane Ellen Stevens is editorial director for Oceans Now and an associate faculty member at the Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism.