WriteLane

WriteLane

Lane DeGregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times reporter who prefers writing about people in the shadows. Lane graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily student newspaper. Later, she earned a master’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from U.Va. She previously worked for the Daily Progress and The Virginian-Pilot and moved to Florida in 2000 to write for the Times. 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 been recognized eight times by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute and journalism conferences across the world. Contact her at writelane@tampabay.com.... Show More

Episodes

September 10, 2019 26 min

Andy Mills, a producer and reporter with The New York Times who helped create The Daily, talks about how they put together that podcast and what their goals are.

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September 3, 2019 27 min

Andy Mills, a producer and reporter with The New York Times who helped create The Daily podcast, shares thoughts about doing narrative work in a new/old medium.

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August 27, 2019 37 min

Jina Moore, who has reported from more than 30 countries, was a featured speaker at a 2019 conference in Norway. Here, she talks about finding ways to tell great stories even on deadline. Moore’s stories have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic and Newsweek, among others. 

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August 20, 2019 24 min

Tara McCarty, director of design for the Tampa Bay Times, talks about a project that ran last year in which she analyzed Taylor Swift’s music and broke down its parts. Here's why and how.

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August 13, 2019 24 min

Mario Garcia, an internationally renowned designer and consultant, talks about his message to journalists in the digital age.

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August 6, 2019 42 min

This podcast was recorded at a narrative conference in Bergen, Norway. It features tips on how to capture compelling details in the reporting process. Photo by Adrian Nielsen

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July 30, 2019 28 min

Two volunteers answer Lane DeGregory's favorite question while on stage, in Norway, before a live audience.

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July 23, 2019 23 min

Christopher Goffard of the Los Angeles Times talks about his early inspirations and how he uses the techniques of moviemakers.

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July 16, 2019 25 min

Kat McGrory, the Tampa Bay Times’ deputy investigations editor, talks about the steps she takes to make sure everything in a story is accurate.

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July 9, 2019 26 min

A conversation with Natasha Kondrashova, a Russian journalist who visited the Tampa Bay Times’ newsroom as part of a program of the International Center for Journalists. She discusses the challenges and limitations of working as a journalist in her country.

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July 2, 2019 30 min

Here are tips for how to get a job in journalism, starting with internships. Roy LeBlanc, an assistant metro editor at the Tampa Bay Times, explains what he’s looking for and how he "thins the herd.”

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June 25, 2019 24 min

The conversation continues over the best ways to begin stories.

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June 18, 2019 24 min

In the beginning

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June 11, 2019 25 min

Tampa Bay Times reporter Claire McNeill joins the podcast to discuss her recent story on the battle over abortion in Florida.

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For the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we revisit a story told on the 70th anniversary.

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May 28, 2019 24 min

Jacqui Banaszynski, editor of the Nieman Storyboard, discusses story forms and how they can help focus your reporting.

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May 21, 2019 22 min

Jacqui Banaszynski, editor of the Nieman Storyboard, joins the podcast this week. Banaszynski is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a former assistant managing editor of The Seattle Times and a longtime professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. She also lectures around the world.

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May 14, 2019 21 min

Journalists spend a lot of time writing about politicians, athletes and others who live in the spotlight, but people who don’t generally make headlines sometimes are the most fascinating stories.

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May 7, 2019 22 min

The story behind the story of a woman just doing her job, dressed as the Statue of Liberty.

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April 30, 2019 19 min

Writing spaces

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