Coaching Writers: Editors' Boot Camp

Course Overview

Title:
Coaching Writers: Editors' Boot Camp
Type:
Seminar Snapshot
Cost:
$29.95
Time Estimate:
The video replay is about an hour long, but you can watch it at your own pace.

You can buy this seminar snapshot for $29.95 or all three in this series for $79.95 here

About Seminar Snapshots

A Seminar Snapshot features video highlights that capture the key learning of a seminar presentation.

It's often been said that the more time you spend coaching writers early on in their stories, the less you'll need to fix the stories in the end. In this session, you'll learn strategies, techniques and questions that can help you coach writers to produce stories that are not only clear and focused, but powerful and compelling.

This Seminar Snapshot contains edited video highlights from a presentation by Kelley Benham French and Sandy Banisky. French is an award-winning writer and editor at the Tampa Bay Times, with a special interest in narrative writing and in reporting on bioethics. Banisky is the Abell Professor in Baltimore Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the University of Maryland, College Park and a former deputy managing editor of The (Baltimore) Sun.

Benham and Banisky explain the difference between coaching and fixing, define the writing process and how to work with each writer's unique process, and give advice on how to work with individuals to effectively coach them.

This video snapshot is part of a daylong workshop at The Poynter Institute on April 22, 2013. You can see all the on-demand replays from that event here: Editors' Boot Camp 2013: A Poynter Broadcast Training Package.

What Will I Learn:
  • The difference between coaching and fixing
  • How to coach through unique writing processes
  • How to build relationships and effectively coach writers
Who should take this course:

Any editor looking for practical guidance in shaping stories.

Instructor: 

Kelley Benham

Kelley Benham is an award-winning writer and editor at the Tampa Bay Times, with a special interest in narrative writing and in reporting on bioethics. She is the winner of the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Writing, the National Headliner Award, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors awards for short feature and general feature, the Green Eyeshade Award and a regional Emmy. She has run the paper’s enterprise team and edited its Floridian feature section.

Instructor: 

Sandy Banisky

Sandy Banisky is the Abell Professor in Baltimore Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the University of Maryland, College Park. A former deputy managing editor of The (Baltimore) Sun, she teaches urban affairs reporting, a class that explores issues important to cities using Baltimore as a laboratory. She also teaches media law, newswriting and journalism history.