ideas zone: Narrative Techniques & Journalism writing style

Because every word matters

Lecturer: Yiannis Papadopoulos, Journalist

Composing a journalistic text is no simple task.

iMEdD in collaboration with the journalist of “Kathimerini”, Yiannis Papadopoulos, organises a cycle of three two-hour meetings to examine how adequate material is collected in the research and reporting phase and how this is subsequently handled.

The goal is to learn how to keep the interest of readers from the first to the last paragraph of a journalistic text.

The workshop, through examples and practice, will examine how a journalistic text is structures, the narrative techniques from the introduction to the epilogue, how to avoid clichés and mistakes, how to describe scenes, persons and places emphasising on the details, without being lyrical or pompous.

The cycle, consisting of 3 weekly two-hour meetings, is addressed to experienced professionals, young journalists as well as journalism school seniors who would like to learn the “secrets” and “techniques” of journalistic writing.

The workshops will be launched on Friday 28 February and will end on Friday 13 March with 20 journalists in total as participants, chosen after consideration of applications by the iMEdD and the lecturer team.  

Participants’ meetings will be held at the iMEdD premises (3A Stadiou street – 6th floor) and they will be given access to all the necessary tools, material and equipment.

The application process began on Tuesday 11 February and closed on Friday 21 February at 23:59 pm.

All applicants will be informed for their participation via email on Tuesday 25th of February.

Seminar dates:

  • Friday 28/2, 18:00 – 20:00
  • Friday 06/03, 18:00 – 20:00
  • Friday 13/03, 18:00 – 20:00

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