How to Be a Story Teller, Not a Story Taker: The Ethics of Writing About War, Catastrophe, and Trauma

Mon., April 26, 2021 | 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Virtual Event
1307 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

As policy communicators it’s essential that we think critically about the frames we use to tell difficult stories. People can get lost in the data, and sensationalized narratives and other “clickbait” tactics deny our subjects their agency, oversimplify complexity, and flatten the story’s potential to impact the reader. During this workshop, we will create a framework we can use to avoid the most common challenges writers confront when communicating about crisis and instead tell stories accurately, ethically, and with the care such stories require.

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