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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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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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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