Making Freelance Journalism Part of Your Professional Toolkit

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DateTuesday, April 14, 2015
Time17:30 - 20:00
Speaker(s)Robert Steiner, Director of the Fellowships in Journalism Program, Munk School of Global Affairs
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Making Freelance Journalism Part of Your Professional Toolkit,

featuring Robert Steiner, Director of the Fellowships in Journalism Program,
Munk School of Global Affairs

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The current revolution in journalism is opening a unique opportunity for professionals and academics of all ages to shape the coverage of their fields by developing a journalism career alongside their other work. Covering important stories for lay audiences - whether full-time or part-time - demands unique disciplines and yields unique professional and intellectual rewards.

In a two-hour session, Robert Steiner, Director of the Fellowships in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs in the University of Toronto, will introduce the core disciplines of freelance journalism, including:

  • competing for editors' attention;
  • finding compelling story ideas;
  • pitching stories to editors; and
  • elements of reporting strategy and writing structure

He will also lead a conversation about different ways in which professionals and academics can craft their own part-time or full-time journalism careers.

Robert Steiner is Director of the Fellowships In Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The Fellowships are a fundamentally new type of post-graduate training in global journalism, for starting journalists with advanced knowledge of complex disciplines.

Mr. Steiner began his career as a global finance correspondent for The Wall Street Journal with postings in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, won two Overseas Press Club awards and the Inter-American Press Association Award.

After leaving The Wall Street Journal Mr. Steiner received his Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and then worked as a business strategy executive, first at The Boston Consulting Group and later as Group Vice President in charge of Strategic Planning for Bell Globemedia, parent of The Globe and Mail and CTV. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Steiner was Assistant Vice President of the University of Toronto, in charge of Strategic Communications.

VenueUniversity Club
380 University Ave.
Dress CodeBusiness Casual
Registration DeadlineMonday, April 13, 2015
ContactThe IMD Alumni Club of Canada in cooperation with and organized by the Oxford and Cambridge Society

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