The Power of Narrative Conference
- 8:00 am on Saturday, March 28, 2015
- 8:00 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015
- COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, 640 COMMONWEALTH AVE
Boston University College of Communication (COM) is hosting the 17th annual Power of Narrative Conference, gathering narrative journalism's most accomplished practitioners to share the latest and best practices with an audience of fellow professionals. As storytelling journalism continues to go digital, The Power of Narrative believes in helping narrative journalists strengthen their craft skills, puzzle out the complex ethics of intimate journalism, and impart the down-to-earth humanity that is the genre's strength. This year’s conference is no different, as a diverse and reputable group of keynote speakers will present stimulating, sophisticated talks in front of students, professors, journalists, editors, authors, and many more. This year, the conference welcomes six acclaimed keynote speakers, including Sarah Koenig, producer and host, Serial; Jill Abramson, former editor, New York Times; Masha Gessen, Russian-American journalist; Theo Padnos, freelance journalist; Steven Brill, lawyer and journalist-entrepreneur; and Alex Tizon, author, journalist and professor. In addition to the six keynote speakers, the conference will host multiple breakout sessions, consisting of over forty industry professionals.