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Long-Form Non-Fiction Narrative

This class teaches the art and technique of creating a sustained and graceful narrative.

You will bring to this course a draft of a feature article (2,500–4,000 words) you have reported and written, whether or not for a Medill course. You will focus on deepening the reporting and developing your command of craft.

Emphasis will be placed on identifying the right audience, getting an assignment from an appropriate media partner and revising the piece with the expectation of publication in a major outlet. Examples of outlets may include major Sunday newspaper magazines, monthly national magazines and online magazines such as Slate and Salon.