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.... Show More

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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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September 23, 2020 26 min

Steve Contorno, the political editor at the Tampa Bay Times, shares his thoughts about politics in 2020.

 

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September 16, 2020 22 min

Meet Dorothy's husband.

 

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Aiyana Ishmael, a senior at Florida A&M University, talks about the challenges facing Black and Hispanic journalists in an industry that is not as diverse as it should be.

 

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September 1, 2020 16 min

Tampa Bay Times food critic Helen Freund talks about what it’s like having to redefine your beat in the face of a crisis.

 

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August 25, 2020 19 min

We discuss three recent articles to illustrate how to take BIG topics and turn them into quick-turn stories.

 

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August 18, 2020 32 min

Austin Fast, a graduate student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and recent Tampa Bay Times intern, shares advice on how to capture great audio.

 

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Sharon Wynne, who covers things to do at the Tampa Bay Times, explains the challenges of writing about theme parks as they reopen during a pandemic.

 

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August 4, 2020 24 min

Listen for advice on how to consider the possibilities.

 

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July 28, 2020 24 min

Not all writers and editors like to outline, but it works for us. We'll tell you why.

 

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July 21, 2020 21 min

The discussion centers around a story about a food pantry in Gulfport, Fla.

 

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July 14, 2020 27 min

Journalists, as a rule, are a funny bunch, but not many of us know how to write humor. Listen to someone who has a deft touch.

 

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July 7, 2020 21 min

How to find the facts that will stand out and elevate your story.

 

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June 30, 2020 21 min

Listen for advice on how to gather information from events you didn't witness.

 

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Roy Peter Clark, a longtime faculty member at the Poynter Institute, discusses his favorite writing tools. That’s also the title of one of his books.

 

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June 16, 2020 31 min

Three journalists discuss working from home, struggling to avoid distractions and trying to find a quiet place to write.

 

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June 9, 2020 24 min

The Times' Josh Solomon shares his experiences reporting on the protests in St. Petersburg, Fla.

 

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June 2, 2020 21 min

Tampa Bay Times reporter Claire McNeill and the subject of one of her recent stories, Marin Fehl, join the podcast. Read the story here: Senior year derailed, a high school journalist pushes toward one last deadline

 

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