Project Process - constructing the narrative tipsheet

Number 4846
Subject Storytelling
Source T. Christian Miller
Affiliation ProPublica
Year 2016
Summary Want to turn an investigation into a 12,000-word story without a nut graph? Then this is the panel for you. We’ll share lessons from the Pulitzer Prize-winning “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a dual-track narrative that broke with convention while exemplifying the benefits of two writers and two news organizations partnering up. We’ll talk about suspense, voice, shifts in perspective, jumps in time, and layers of reveal. We'll also offer tips on how to report a story in a way that will allow you to tell it cinematically.
Tags narrative; writing; voice; suspense
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