This looks really interesting. I'll be tuning in via live stream. Details below.
Long-Form Storytelling in a Short Attention Span World
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:00 p.m.
This discussion will cover the full scope of putting together long-form investigative pieces, including: what topics appeal to audiences; how can you make complex issues interesting and easy to understand; is television, the web, radio or print the best medium for long-form reports; and what methods of funding or business models are best suited to support in-depth stories. Ira Glass, Host and Producer,This American Life; David Remnick, Editor, The New Yorker; Raney Aronson-Rath, Series Senior Producer, PBS Frontline; Stephen Engelberg, Managing Editor,ProPublica. Moderated by Alison Stewart, Co-Anchor, PBS Need To Know.
This event is also available as a live stream. Please visit this site to view it live on the evening of the event:
Sponsored by ProPublica and the New School.
Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
Free; seating is limited; reservations required by calling or emailing