Storytelling Track: Self-editing moves you can start today

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Leslie Eaton of The Marshall Project; Amy Fiscus of The New York Times; Andy Hall of Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 10:15am
  • Location: Crystal AB
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Everyone needs an editor, to be sure. But you can become your first editor with these tangible tips and proven techniques for strengthening stories before you submit them. Learn from seasoned editors on how to make your stories sing. Editors, too, will pick up strategies for helping writers produce work that resonates with readers.

Speaker Bios

  • Leslie Eaton is senior editor of The Marshall Project. She was investigations editor of The Dallas Morning News from 2016 to 2018. As Texas bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, she helped edit the paper’s award-winning coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. From 1994 to 2008, Eaton was a reporter at The New York Times, where she worked for the business, metro and national desks. @lesliepeaton

  • Amy Fiscus is the national security editor at The New York Times. Based in the Washington bureau, she oversees coverage of the intelligence agencies, the FBI and the Justice Department, including the special counsel investigation. She was the White House editor at the Los Angeles Times and has edited at The Associated Press, The Charlotte Observer and other newspapers. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. @amyfiscus

  • Andy Hall is executive director and co-founder of the nonprofit Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism ( The award-winning Center collaborates with Wisconsin public television and radio, the University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism school and news media nationwide. A former IRE Board member, Hall launched the Center in 2009 after a 26-year career at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Arizona Republic. @WisWatchAndy 

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