Managing the Big Project

Course Overview

Managing the Big Project
Originally Broadcast On:
October 13, 2015
Time Estimate:
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How are cross-platform, multimedia and in-depth stories developed? How do you know if a story is worth the investment? How do you organize the reporting and writing/producing?

From vetting the idea to finding collaborators to coaching the story: How to produce "big" stories worthy of your time—and your audience's time.

What Will I Learn:
  • How to assess your idea: Is it worth the investment?
  • How to make the pitch to your bosses
  • The importance of cross-platform collaborators
  • How to streamline the writing/producing process
Who Should Take this Course:

Mobile, digital, print and video editors who want to help writers and videographers take on big-picture, in-depth storytelling.

Course Instructor:

Jan Winburn

Jan Winburn is senior editor for enterprise reporting at CNN Digital, where she is bringing longform multimedia storytelling to a brand known for breaking news. Before joining CNN in 2009, she was an editor at newspapers for three decades. Among the awards her writers have won: The Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, a Dart Award, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, a Batten Medal and a Peabody Award.

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