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A two-day workshop on the subject of “Beyond the Inverted Pyramid: The Enduring Power of Narrative” was conducted by Mr Christopher Conte, a two-time Knight International Journalism Fellow and a former News Editor of The Wall Street Journal, at the G.D. Goenka University on August 16 and 17, 2016.

The workshop that was organised by the University’s School of Communication was attended by 22 journalists from leading Indian newspapers. The participants included eight journalists from Indian Express, two from the Mint, two from Hindu, one from India Today and two from Sunday Guardian.

Besides the Indian participants, the workshop was attended by an American journalist and a Nepalese journalist. A few freelancers, who had heard of Mr Conte, also attended the workshop.

Mr Conte, during the highly interactive workshop, gave the participants deep insights into narrative writing. They were told how to look beyond news and craft analytical, in depth and descriptive reports.

This was the second workshop for journalists that was conducted by the School of Communication this year. The first workshop, which was on Mobile Video, had attracted 20 journalists. The resource person for the workshop was Prof Stephen Quinn, an Australian journalist based in London.

Mr Conte will now be conducting a four-day writing workshop for the second and third year students of BJMC. The news writing workshop will be conducted from August 23 to August 27, 2016.

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