2-2:45: 6/22 “Reporting and interviewing as art” with Eric Adler

2-2:45: 6/22 “Reporting and interviewing as art” with Eric Adler


Class Time:June 22 (Tu) 2-2:45

If you want to be a great reporter and writer, you need to find great stories. Where are they? Truth is they are everywhere and in everyone. The trick is knowing how to extract them. This session will give you the tools to find extraordinary stories no matter where you go, what assignment you’re given or, best of all, who you talk to. You’ll never lack a story idea ever again.

Eric Adler is a multi-award-winning features and news reporter at The Kansas City Star with more than 35 years of experience. His proven talent is extracting the most extraordinary tales from what seem, on the surface, like the most ordinary circumstances or people. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Eric had taught at KU for 18 years in classes ranging from basic reporting, to multimedia reporting to ethics.

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These sessions will present students with new ideas that they are unlikely to have encountered in the high school classroom. These are not software sessions. Instead, the sessions will present new ways of being a journalist or communicator in 2021 and provide lots of take-away examples that can motivate students when they return to school in the fall.

Inspiration sessions last 45 minutes each via Zoom.