This year's workship, held virtually, continues the interactive format designed to provide participants with multiple contacts with a professional coach. The program will build your interviewing, writing and story development skills! We continue the workshop tradition of one-on-one conferences with a writing coach and it is your chance to build relationships with experienced professionals and journalists facing similar challenges!
Registration fee: $75
Deadline: Thursday, September 29
Meet the presenters
8:45 a.m. Welcome and introductions
(KISS, as in Keep it Simple Stupid)
Presented by Randy Evans
Too many writers make their writing too complicated. Their sentences are too complicated. Their stories, rather than being straight forward, have too many twists and turns.
Presented by Rox Laird and Jared Strong
The Electronic Document Management System is one of the nation’s first court systems to provide complete online access to court records at the district level. More than 6.5 million documents are filed online through EDMS and is a valuable tool to journalists.
Presented by Kurt Helland
The main focus will be on the latest changes to the AP Stylebook. The session will stress how handy it is to use the online AP Stylebook rather than the hard-copy version. Besides always being up to date, there are many helpful tools in the online version.
11:45 a.m. Meet with coaches to discuss next steps
October 6 – This kick-off session includes breakouts and time for the coaches to get to know their students.
By Friday, October 14 – Students send 2-3 writing samples to their coach and coaches schedule sessions with their students for the following week.
Week of October 17 - Coaches hold sessions with their students (either remotely via Skype, google hangouts, etc. or in person).
By Friday, October 28 - Students send second batch of 2-3 writing samples to their coach and coaches schedule sessions with their students for the following week.
Week of October 31 - Coaches hold sessions with their students (either remotely via Skype, google hangouts, etc. or in person).
Program is completed by November 7. Participants to be awarded certificate of completion and recognized in the INA Bulletin.