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Friday, August 14 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Unraveling the Narrative

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The appetite for long-form storytelling is as strong as ever. But the way we tell stories is changing. Long-form podcasts are thriving. Narrative stories now weave in photos, videos and interactive components along with written words. That means storytellers must be agnostic, yet strategic, about the medium through which they unravel the narrative. This session will explore new formats of narrative storytelling and editing, and walk through the process from the initial pitch to executing a story on multiple platforms. 

Moderators
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Tom Huang

Sunday & Enterprise Editor, The Dallas Morning News
@tomthuang | Tom Huang is the Sunday & Enterprise editor at The Dallas Morning News and reporting, writing and editing fellow at The Poynter Institute, where he oversees the school’s writing program. In 2013, he was a Punch Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University, where he studied executive leadership and journalism innovation. He has taught journalism in Mexico and India, and his reporting has taken him from Bosnia and Vietnam to... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Armstrong

Founder, Longreads
@markarms | Mark Armstrong is an editor for Automattic / WordPress.com and the founder of Longreads, a global community for finding and sharing outstanding storytelling on the web. Armstrong first started Longreads as a hashtag on Twitter in 2009; the company was acquired by WordPress.com's parent company Automattic in April 2014. Longreads recently moved into original storytelling, working with writers and publishers around the world.
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Susie Cagle

Columnist, Pacific Standard and Al Jazeera America
@susie_c | Susie Cagle is a columnist at Pacific Standard and Al Jazeera America and a frequent contributor to other outlets including the Guardian, the New York Times, Fusion, and others, where she writes and draws about technology, politics, and economics. Susie is a 2015-2016 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford and a 2014 Online Journalism Award winner, and her work has been featured everywhere from Print Magazine to the Washington... Read More →
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Evan Hansen

Senior Editor, Medium
@evanatmedium | Evan Hansen is a senior editor at Medium, a social platform created by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams that's changing the way people write, read and share ideas online. He joined the company in April 2013, after nearly eight years as editor-in-chief of Wired.com, which grew eight-fold under his leadership, ultimately outpacing sister publication Wired Magazine in advertising revenue. Previously he ran consumer coverage at CNET... Read More →
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Michael Zelenko

Features Editor, The Verge
@mvzelenks | Michael Zelenko is the features editor of The Verge, a Vox Media publication that covers tech, science, entertainment and transportation. He oversees The Verge's longform journalism program and manages the publication's special projects. He was previously a freelance writer and editor, reporting internationally and working with Vice, The FADER, World Policy Journal, and others.


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Pacific B/C

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