Best Feature Ideas: SFJ’s Show and Share

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
October 11, 2013 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Best Feature Ideas: SFJ’s Show and Share
Originally Broadcast On:
October 11, 2013
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Whether you're working in a newsroom or are a solo storyteller, it can be tough to generate fresh, creative ideas.

Get great storytelling ideas from the winners of the Society for Features Journalism’s 2013 awards, which include categories for Video Storytelling, Series/Project and innovative storytelling projects.

The Webinar will show you how to put the ideas from the winners to work for you. You'll learn how you can localize great storytelling for your audience and how you can scale these projects into something you can do.

What Will I Learn:
  • Storytelling ideas on multiple platforms
  • How to localize and scale these ideas
  • The elements of good storytelling on different platforms
Who Should Take this Course:

Writers, reporters, freelancers, communications professionals, students, teachers and everyone interested in writing powerful, in-depth stories.

Course Instructor:

Lisa Glowinski

Lisa Glowinski is director of More Content Now for GateHouse Media and an SFJ board member. She has taught at American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors and APME NewsTrain conferences. In 2009 she was a Poynter McCormick Change Leadership Fellow, and in 2008 she served as the newsroom multimedia training project manager for the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, where she led a program to train all journalists in video and audio. Glowinski also offers story ideas and localization tips each week at, GateHouse’s site for sharing journalism best practices and tips.

Training Partner:

Society for Features Journalism

The Society for Features Journalism, formerly known as American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, is an organization of editors from the United States and Canada dedicated to promoting the craft of writing and innovation in lifestyle, arts and entertainment journalism.

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