When: Back to Calendar February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $150

How do you turn a topic that sparked your interest into an story that others want to absorb?

Making a great film, podcast, or report starts with having a solid story. How do you turn a topic that sparked your interest into a story that others want to absorb? Learn tried and true techniques used by journalist, such as interviewing, research, and story reporting and apply this to your creative project.

The instructor, Iris Mansour, will teach fundamental storytelling methods with a foothold in journalism. You will acquire reporting techniques to research and shaping a story and prepare for the execution of a project. In addition, there will be the occasion to discuss challenges that you’re encountering and receive help on overcoming those obstacles.

What You Will Learn

  • Planning your reporting and carrying out research.

  • Advice on obtaining and execute interviews.

  • Practical exercise with opportunity for feedback.

  • Help you develop and shape your narrative.

Prerequisites & Preparation

The techniques covered, can benefit any storyteller in their quest to tell a great story.


About the instructor

Iris  Mansour


Iris Mansour has written and produced viral stories for Mashable, Bustle, Quartz, Reuters TV, The Guardian and Time Out. She began to develop her story-hunting skills in the relentless field of TV News – covering elections, hostage takings and everything in between and interviewing the likes of Hamid Karzai, Condoleezza Rice, Pedro Almodovar and Monica Bellucci.

As she transitioned to writing feature stories and making short documentaries she learnt the art of building a story from scratch, spotting stories that others didn’t see and taking complicated stories from idea to publication.


Rhonesha Byng

About Rhonesha Byng

Rhonesha is the founder of HerAgenda.com. She resides in New York City and works as a journalist and an entrepreneur.
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