Avoiding ‘story killers,’ finding genius moves with NYT’s O’Leary at #BUNarrative

Narrative

As online publishers chase clicks, some rely on gimmicks to boost traffic, while others use more innovative formats. During a standing room-only breakout session on Friday afternoon at the Power of Narrative Conference in Boston, New York Times reporter Amy…

Is news reporting creative? No, says U.S. government

Newsroom

Amidst shrinking budgets and the threat of layoffs or buyouts, newspaper staffers across the country are scrambling to meet deadlines and fill pages using fewer and fewer resources. Many reporters are entitled to overtime pay when they exceed 40 hours…

How Oxfam engages readers with digital storytelling

Oxfam America blog

For-profit companies like HSBC are using digital journalism to engage and inform current and potential customers. But they aren’t the only ones. Nonprofit organizations—who’ve long used storytelling to tug at the heartstrings of current and potential donors—are increasingly publishing online…

SXSW 2013: Austin hangouts for off-duty journalists

Austin

Equally important as the panels you attend at SXSWi is where you choose to spend your downtime. Schmoozing and boozing is  a big part of any conference but especially one like SXSW where you have some of the world’s most creative…

Chris Higgins on how to trade up great story ideas

Chris Higgins

Once you’ve broken into a magazine or website and produced a steady flow of articles, where do you go from there? How can you capitalize on a killer idea beyond selling it to a magazine? These are questions many mid-career…

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