Monthly Archives: October 2012

In the event of a disaster, have a plan

I am sure that many of you are reading or watching the coverage of Superstorm Sandy and the harm and damage it has inflicted on the Northeast. In case you are behind on your reading, be sure to read this … Continue reading

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What we talk about when we talk about ‘voice’

When we talked about focus and structure last Thursday, I talked about how a compelling voice can act on the reader like a spirit guide to the story (although I am sure I didn’t use exactly those words). I talked … Continue reading

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The nut graf is another lifeline to the reader

We’ve talked a lot this semester about keeping the reader reading. We’ve talked about it in the context of leads, presentation (writing “scanner” stories with subheads and bullets and maybe even more bold face) and general clarity. The lost reader … Continue reading

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One filmmaker’s experience of ‘chasing objectivity’

Class tomorrow promises to be really interesting. Scott Thurman will be in class talking about his film, “The Revisionaries.” (He will show part of the film before the discussion.) Here’s what he had to say in an interview with Filmmaker … Continue reading

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