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 www.spj.org/nww.asp 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 www.spj.org.
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