Montag, 31.07. Welcome to the Northwestern University in Chicago!
Introduction to Solutions Journalism: Doom-scrolling, psychic numbing, compassion exhaustion
Dienstag, 01.08. Journalists: We are part of the problem. Can we also be part of the solution?
guest lecturer: Chicago star journalist and book author (to be announced soon)
Mittwoch, 02.08. Dark Journalism v Empowerment Journalism
Solutions Storytelling: Is it Happy News? Is it advocacy?
Guest: Barbara Bolsen, former newspaper journalist and health editor. "I kept telling people that my work was all from the neck up, that it was head work," she said. "And I wanted to do work that would engage my heart as well as my head." A youth outreach worker, Director of Outreach & Health Ministry, Director of Programs, Vice President at The Night Ministry.
Donnerstag, 03.08. Finding the story. The small story that illuminates the large issue. Narrative is the heart of Solutions Storytelling An overview of the elements of nonfiction storytelling
Freitag, 04.08. Reaching the audience. Audience, medium and platform. Do stories tell you how to tell them? If you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Pitch your story ideas
Montag, 07.08. The reporter in the field. How to gather the material that can be crafted into a story. And how NOT to!
Dienstag, 08.08. Scenes are the heart and soul of solutions storytelling. How do you write/create them?
Mittwoch, 09.08. Characters drive the narrative. How do you make them come alive?
Donnerstag, 10.08. Dialoge, action and endings
Freitag, 11.08. Story conferences
Nachmittags: Eigenrecherche, One-on-one Feedback Sessions.
Die Termine für zwei geplante Exkursionen (z.B. Chicago Tribune) werden rechtzeitig bekannt gegeben.