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SPJ to Host Narrative Writing Workshop in San Jose


Society of Professional Journalists

2008-03-28 09:12:00

SPJ to Host Narrative Writing Workshop in San Jose

INDIANAPOLIS, IN–( EMWNews – March 28, 2008) – The Society of Professional Journalists

will host a Narrative Writing Workshop April 26 at San Jose State

University, One Washington Square, San Jose, Calif. Workshops are designed

to improve writing in the nation’s newspapers.

The Narrative Writing Workshops, led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Tom Hallman Jr. of the Oregonian, show journalists how to move beyond the

inverted pyramid-style of writing to the art of storytelling.

“During the workshop, participants will learn ideas for narrative

reporting, the daily get, long-form narrative storytelling and strategies

to take back to the newsroom,” Hallman said. “Narrative writing is a true

gift and I look forward to teaching my craft with future narrative


In 2001, Hallman won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing for a series of

articles in The Oregonian. Additionally, he has been the recipient of every

major writing award for journalism, including multiple American Society of

Newspaper Editors awards, a Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism

Award, a National Headliner Award and a Nixon National Writing Award. A

reporter for more than 25 years, Hallman has been at The Oregonian since


Programs will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and cost $40 for SPJ members

and $60 for non-members. Lunch is included. Late fees shall apply for

registrations received less than two weeks before each workshop. For

complete details or to register, visit or call Programs

Coordinator Heather Porter at (317) 927-8000, ext. 204.

To learn more about SPJ’s Narrative Writing Workshops and other training

programs, please visit SPJ’s Narrative

Writing Workshops page.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, The Society of Professional Journalists

is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism advocacy

organization. SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a

well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation

of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of

speech and press. For further information on SPJ, please visit


Heather Porter
Programs Coordinator
(317) 927-8000, ext. 204

Beth King, APR
Communications Manager
(317) 927-8000, ext. 211

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