11.00am – 4.00pm
Anti*Capitalist Resistance wants to encourage new writing for its increasingly popular website. So we are organising an online journalism school for activists, hopefully the first of a series. Everyone is welcome – even if you plan to write for other websites!
Our focus this time will be writing good copy. We will look at form – choosing titles and standfirsts, the length and structure of sentences, paragraph breaks, use of subheads and pull-quotes, etc – and at content – how you grab the reader with a good lead, how you hold the reader, how you balance reportage and analysis, how you use interview quotes, etc. We will look at both short reports on events and longer analysis articles.
Don’t worry. We are not planning a grammar lesson! The emphasis will be on style and content. And though led by experienced editor-writers Neil Faulkner and Rowan Fortune, and facilitated by A*CR website editor Simon Pearson, the school will be participatory and practical. In addition to looking at examples of good and bad writing, there will be both short exercises during the sessions and one long exercise to be attempted during an extended break.
How to structure and format an online report/article.
Examples of bad writing.
Examples of good writing.
Break: Lunch and Writing Exercise.
Presentation and critical review of student report.
Presentation and critical review of model report.
Organised by ACR