The Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism, which is open to the public, is conceived to provide high-level continuing education to mid-career journalists. We gather 50 of the best teachers and practitioners of the narrative form and as many as 1,000 attendees, including writers, broadcasters, editors, and producers who are working in every genre and every medium.
This is the premier annual event for narrative journalists eager to enhance their powers of observation and inquiry, sharpen their reporting and analytical skills, and write with literary flair. Held in March in Boston, we offer three days of talks, panels, and workshops Journalists walk away with plenty of inspiration, new skills, an expanded network, and a renewed dedication to the art of the story well-told.
The theme of the 2008 conference was “Storytelling in Many Voices, Many Media.” Speakers included Jacqui Banaszynski, Elizabeth Farnsworth, Adam Hochschild, John Hockenberry, Tom French, Sam Pollard, and the investigative team of Anne Hull and Dana Priest. Audio recordings of certain sessions are now available for purchase online. Cost is $16 each (or $125 for the whole set) from Cambridge Transcriptions. Purchase one or more recordings now >>
In the 2009 conference we will continue our focus on creating compelling narratives in both traditional and digital media. Sessions will cover subjects as diverse as whether citizen journalism is rewriting the old rules, where narrative is finding a home in multimedia, and how journalists can infuse their work with voice and style. Master classes and small-group sessions will allow writers to work the craft under the tutelage of the profession’s best practitioners. To receive emails about the next conference, please join our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.