Using Storytelling to Expand Your Magazine’s Reach, with Kareece Whittle-Brown, Fiona Bramble and David McKie
September 23, 12-1:15 p.m. PT
Many magazine writers and journalists face obstacles when gathering the essential elements for evocative storytelling. Where’s that essential document? How can I find that piece of data? How do I track down that important voice? Deadlines, lack of resources, the unwillingness of officials to communicate beyond canned, e-mailed correspondence are all realities that make things harder.
However, news gathering is going through an under-reported shakeup, one that could also help your magazine. Governments are quietly releasing an ever-increasing trove of records including documents and data. While far from perfect, this is good news, especially for small magazines and media.
This discussion with Fiona Bramble, Kari Whittle-Brown and David McKie will break down the strategies you can use to tell newsworthy stories that can resonate with audiences inside your communities or areas of interest — and beyond.
Kareece (Kari) Whittle-Brown is the co-founder and former editorial director of Jamaica’s Just Up Magazine and currently the guest editor for Here Magazine.
Fiona Bramble is Here In Canada’s CEO and managing editor of Here Magazine. Fiona also sits on the Creative BC Magazine Advisory Committee, the Greater Victoria Alliance for Literacy, and has recently joined the national board of the Peter Gzowski Foundation for Literacy.
David McKie is an Ottawa-based adjunct journalism professor, data-journalism trainer, and award-winning author who has co-authored three journalism textbooks and two user guides on the topics of access to information laws and privacy, and also worked for the CBC for 26 years.
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