WAM!NYC Editors’ Group: Long-form Editing, a Heart-to-Heart

Date: November 18, 2014
Start Time: 6:30 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Huffington Post Offices
Address: 770 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Where: New York City
RSVP: Click Here!

Longform journalism has provided much-needed breathing space in our 24-hour news cycle. The genre isn’t anything new, but it has been reborn through a variety of mediums devoted to popularizing longform journalism.

At our second WAM!NYC Editors’ Group event, we’re asking editors and aspiring editors to tell us what they look for when editing a longform piece. If you haven’t edited longform before, bring one of your favorite pieces to discuss. What makes it riveting and why did you read until the very end? Or, bring a piece that could have done without the extra 5,000+ words.

***Please note attendees must RSVP by November 17 to gain entrance to Huffington Post’s offices.***

Here are a few articles to get in the longform mood:

Eli Sander’s “The Bravest Woman in Seattle” in The Stranger, 2011

Sara Bernard’s “Rape Culture in the Alaskan Wilderness” in The Atlantic, 2014

Michel Martin’s “What I’ve Left Unsaid” in The National Journal, 2014

Pamela Coloff “The Innocent Man” in Texas Monthly, 2012

Richard Preston “Ebola Wars” in The New Yorker, 2014

Katherine Boo’s award-winning “After Welfare” in The Washington Post, 1996 – 1997

On Narrative Nonfiction as an American Literary Form by Jack Hart, author of “Story Craft”