159 episodes

Lane DeGregory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, is a masterful storyteller. Each episode of WriteLane is a discussion of craft, using prime examples of narrative journalism. DeGregory joined the Times in 2000 after working for two papers in Virginia. She has won dozens of national awards, including twice winning Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, eight National Headliner Awards and eight awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and journalism conferences across the world.

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    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

Lane DeGregory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, is a masterful storyteller. Each episode of WriteLane is a discussion of craft, using prime examples of narrative journalism. DeGregory joined the Times in 2000 after working for two papers in Virginia. She has won dozens of national awards, including twice winning Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, eight National Headliner Awards and eight awards from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and journalism conferences across the world.

    Looking back

    Looking back

    After three years and 159 episodes, time for a break.
     
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    • 21 min
    Finding new story forms

    Finding new story forms

    Take risks. Ignore naysayers. Trust your instincts. That advice and more.
     
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    • 29 min
    Examining ethics, part two

    Examining ethics, part two

    The conversation continues with Kelly McBride, NPR’s public editor and chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Poynter Institute.
     
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    • 28 min
    Examining ethics

    Examining ethics

    Kelly McBride, NPR’s public editor and chair of the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at the Poynter Institute, discusses the ethical issues journalists face today.
     
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    • 32 min
    How to heal?

    How to heal?

    Listen for a case study in how to pull together a story that’s changing as you report it.
     
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    • 22 min
    The bruise on the apple

    The bruise on the apple

    How to reveal deeper truths about someone you’re writing about.
     
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Erin McIntyrr in Colorado ,

Inspiring and essential for writers

Thank you for this podcast. I’m a journalist and I sometimes listen on my drive to an interview or (these days) before an interview on the phone. You always give me something to think about or inspiration for my current works in progress. A must-listen!

timdavis7730 ,

Turn Write Here

I am a journalism instructor in Tennessee, and this podcast is my curriculum. I hope my students and I catch Lane's appreciation for people of all types.

Former Pilot Intern ,

Inspiration for journalists and writers

Years ago, I interned for Maria and sat next to Lane. These are the types of conversations they would have — and are still having — in the newsroom.

Think of each episode as a personal coaching session. Take their ideas. Try them out. Read Lane’s stories for more inspiration.

Before you submit your story, read it out loud to yourself. Maria will tell you that’s the fastest way to figure what phrases and sentences need to be reworked.

Keep listening, too. Lane and Maria have a lot to teach us all about the craft.

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