Via Mark Kramer
Online registration for this year’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism at Harvard is now open.
Read The Narrative Journal to get a sense of what took place at last year’s conference. It’s always great to see a photojournalist included. This year Molly Bingham will be present. I hope I can take some time off of work to go check it out. Students should contact Mark Kramer (click on his name above) to see if they can register for a reduced price if they volunteer their time.
The conference gathers a thousand savvy, mid-career journalists (editors, reporters, book writers, radio and TV documentary-makers) who choose from among seventy-five keynotes, breakouts, panel discussions, readings and workshops that explore the narrative process, start to finish. We’ll cover such topics as story selection, fieldwork and interviewing, processing reporting notes, drafting and redrafting, working with editors/writers, building narrative teams, coordinating with papers, attracting agents and publishers, ethics, sourcing and reconstruction, and related genres.
Our 45 speakers are among the most experienced writers, editors and teachers in the field, including dozens of Pulitzer and other prize-winners and finalists: Tracy Kidder*, author of “Mountains Beyond Mountains” and other books; Robert Coles*, Medal of Freedom recipient, and author of “Children in Crisis”; and Seymour Hersh*, New Yorker staff writer, as keynoters; joined by Marie Arana, editor of The Washington Post’s BookWorld; Adam Hochschild, author of “King Leopold’s Ghost” and other books; Molly Bingham, WorldPicture News Agency photojournalist and reporter; Stanley Nelson, award-winning filmmaker and MacArthur “genius”; Jon Franklin*, author of “Writing for Story”; Alma Guillermoprieto, freelancer, New Yorker writer, and MacArthur “genius”; Anne Hull, national correspondent for The Washington Post and four-time Pulitzer finalist; Jay Allison, independent radio journalist and five-time Peabody Award winner; Louise Kiernan*, enterprise reporter for the Chicago Tribune; Jack Hart, managing editor at The Oregonian and editor of two Pulitzer-winning pieces; Jacqui Banasyznski*, AME at The Seattle Times; Tom French*, narrative projects report at the St. Petersburg Times; Dan Barry*, About New York columnist for The New York Times; DeNeen Brown, Canada bureau chief for The Washington Post; and more. *denotes Pulitzer winners
Early registrants and groups of 8+ have lower fees. Our registrants come from most of the major dailies in the USA and Canada, such as The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The New York Times, ABC News, the Toronto Globe and Mail, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Los Angeles Times, among many others, and from media in dozens of other nations as well. If this is for you, don’t wait long. We sell out earlier each year.
Please forward this note to other interested reporters, editors, writers and film and radio folks, and also print it out and post it in your newsroom.
We hope to greet you in December.
Director and Writer-in-residence
Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism
Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University
Walter Lippmann House
1 Francis Ave.
Cambridge MA 02138