Workshop: Create and Market Long-Form Narratives with Story-Based Inquiry
*Tickets include lunch
If you are unsure how to start and finish ambitious projects, or just want to make your work more efficient, this seminar with the creators of Story-Based Inquiry is right for you. This workshop is interactive, using the SBI tools to help participants organise their research material and create an efficient workflow in order to achieve a long-form narrative that will have an impact. Whether you’re working on an investigative story, a documentary or an NGO report, the SBI framework will also help you discover how to build an audience and a market for your work.
Story-Based Inquiry (SBI) is the global benchmark method for researching and writing long form stories or reports. It starts with the question, “What do you hope to reveal?” The answer becomes a hypothesis. From there, a few key techniques pinpoint what to look for and where to find it, and how to organise the material. The result is not only a story, but also assets that can serve for future projects, such as a reusable database and a network of allies.
SBI is adopted by Unesco and adapted by journalism centres and schools all over the world. It has been hailed as a major contribution for its effectiveness and simplicity.
Advance reading: Participants are advised to visit www.storybasedinquiry.com and to download the free books (in PDF), “Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists” (UNESCO 2009) and “Power is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media build the future of watchdog news” (Stakeholder Media Project 2017).
About the trainers:
Mark Lee Hunter and Luuk Sengers are award-winning investigative journalists and interviewers who have worked in print and television. They have helped thousands of professional and student journalists and managers on five continents to improve their questioning skills. They are co-authors of the global benchmark investigative journalism manual, Story-Based Inquiry (UNESCO 2009), as well as The Story Tells the Facts (Logan Handbooks/CIJ 2013) and The Hidden Scenario (Logan Handbooks/CIJ 2012). For more details on these resources please go to www.storybasedinquiry.com and you can also get a free download of following books (in PDF), “Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists” (UNESCO 2009) and “Power is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media build the future of watchdog news” (Stakeholder Media Project 2017).