WriteLane

WriteLane

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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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April 10, 2022 19 min
On this episode of WriteLane: follow your instincts and it might lead to the beach. Lane shares how keeping your "story radar" on, and being willing to follow it, can lead to touching stories in unexpected places.

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On this episode of WriteLane, Lane uncovers a simple lie that changes the course of her entire story. How a seemingly boring travel story turned into her first ever second-person narrative.  

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March 24, 2022 24 min
On this episode of WriteLane, we take you into the heart of a Covid ICU unit. Lane shares the challenges of reporting from a hospital in a pandemic and how she had to adapt her own reporting process to get the story.

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March 24, 2022 19 min
On this episode of WriteLane, we sit down with Ben Riggs, a senior communications specialist at Kettering Health. He asked us for tips on how to get his team to think and write like storytellers.

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Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow recounts the process of collecting and writing a series of first person narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic. These stories are published in his new book, Voices of the Pandemic.

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October 20, 2021 22 min
After a reckoning over policing in America, 30 recruits enroll at the academy. We reflect on how our eight-part series, with an epilogue, came together.

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December 30, 2020 21 min
After three years and 159 episodes, time for a break.

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December 23, 2020 29 min
Take risks. Ignore naysayers. Trust your instincts. That advice and more.

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December 16, 2020 28 min
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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December 9, 2020 32 min

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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December 2, 2020 22 min
Listen for a case study in how to pull together a story that’s changing as you report it.

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November 25, 2020 24 min
How to reveal deeper truths about someone you’re writing about.

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November 18, 2020 24 min
A California college journalist discusses the industry's elitism.

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November 11, 2020 20 min
The details of a 2005 Tampa Bay Times series will be highlighted on a new, true-crime TV show.

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November 4, 2020 27 min
This episode features Will Fitzgibbon, a reporter with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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October 28, 2020 23 min
The conversation centers on a story about depression in the era of COVID-19. Read it here: This Florida woman wants you to know you’re not alone

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October 21, 2020 33 min
Nonfiction writers can find inspiration from those who make up stories in their brilliant brains.

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October 14, 2020 24 min
Investigative reporter Delia D’Ambra discusses her hit podcast, CounterClock.

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October 7, 2020 22 min
Andrew Huse, a librarian who specializes in archives at the University of South Florida Tampa Library’s Special Collections, offers advice on how to research for storytelling.

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September 30, 2020 22 min
How do you keep coming up with ideas when the whole world is covering the same story?

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