Join reporters, authors, and new media figures discussing developments and best practices that build on the 40-year heritage of narrative journalism.
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Conference weekend is also Red Sox opening weekend so we recommend taking public transportation or carpooling whenever possible.
Parking in the School of Management will be available for $40. That rate goes into effect at 10:30 AM on Friday and Sunday and 5PM on Saturday. To avoid the high Red Sox rates, consider parking in the Agganis Arena lot (925 Commonwealth Avenue) for $12 per day. Metered street parking will also be available around the building.
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This year, we're offering use of a dynamic mobile app for the conference. With the app, you'll create your own weekend schedule, download materials from speakers, follow the conference Twitter feed, and submit feedback after each session.
To log in, download EventBoard from the app store on any mobile device (or download and install from the EventBoard website). Once the app is installed, select "Current Conferences". You'll find Power of Narrative 2014 at the top of that list. To create your own schedule, simply select "All Sessions". If you see a session you'd like to attend, select that session and press the heart on the screen to add it to your personal schedule. You'll notice that keynote sessions and receptions are automatically included on your schedule. You can also sort sessions by speaker, time and tag.
This year four keynotes and six bands of breakout sessions emphasize three main areas:
- Stay savvyExplore what happens to storytelling journalism when it goes digital.
- Stay skilledHear talks by masters of the genre on narrative technique—on reporting, note processing, voice, pace, description, chronology, characterization, style, and more.
- Stay solventHear from prognosticators and practitioners solving the new puzzle of how to make a living from our work in this increasingly post-newsroom age of publication.
Who should attend?
Our audience is mainly mid-career practitioners already embarked on narrative journalism careers. They come from many other states and nations, and report in established print papers and magazines, write books, publish in innovative ways on the web, make podcasts, multimedia reporting, slide shows, and every sort of combination of media, sometimes pushing the boundaries with innovative start-ups. We hear from for the leading edge, while remaining true to the deep power and ethical values of telling public stories with a personal voice.