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Brainstorming Great Ideas: Editors' Boot Camp

Price
$30.00

About This Course

Sometimes you're lucky and you stumble upon a good story idea. But what about the rest of the time? Learn from veteran editors about how they get their teams to brainstorm and develop exciting story ideas.

This Seminar Snapshot contains edited video highlights from a presentation by Sandy Banisky and Tom Huang. 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. Huang is Sunday & Enterprise Editor at The Dallas Morning News and Adjunct Faculty member of The Poynter Institute, where he oversees the school’s writing program.

Banisky and Huang share six practical keys to brainstorming, as well how to brainstorm for breaking news, ongoing news and enterprise stories. This video snapshot is part of a daylong workshop at The Poynter Institute on April 22, 2013.

What Will I Learn?

  • How to take a story beyond a news release
  • Six keys to brainstorming
  • Brainstorming breaking news
  • Brainstorming ongoing stories
  • Brainstorming enterprise

Who Should Take This Course?

Any editor looking for practical guidance in shaping stories.

Course Instructors

Sandy Banisky

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.

Tom Huang

Tom Huang

Tom Huang is Sunday & Enterprise Editor at The Dallas Morning News and Adjunct Faculty member of The Poynter Institute, where he oversees the school’s writing program. He has worked at The Dallas Morning News since 1993, first as a feature writer, then as features editor, and now as the Sunday Page One editor. At Poynter, he teaches seminar sessions in ethics, diversity, writing and leadership issues, and he was co-editor of Poynter’s Best Newspaper Writing book for 2008-2009. You can follow him on Twitter at @tomthuang.

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