Catch us at the Well Told conference, 27th and 28th May
Attend the UK’s first storytelling journalism conference, in central London, with special discounted tickets for Delayed Gratification readers
It’s not exactly news to us – nor, we imagine, to you – but the wider world is finally catching on to the idea that the stories that have the most impact take a long time to tell.
From the phenomenal popularity of S-Town (the podcast successor to Serial, which received more than 10 million downloads in its first week online) to successful formats such as ‘The long read’ in The Guardian, long-form and narrative journalism are being increasingly recognised as the antidote to the disorienting churn of 24-hour news bulletins and socially shared headlines.
So we are proud to be speaking at an event next month that celebrates this growing long-form movement: the Well Told conference 2017, which will be taking place in central London on 27th and 28th May.
Alongside Delayed Gratification’s editorial director, Rob Orchard – who will be revealing how our award-winning features are commissioned, edited and brought to life on the page – the Well Told line-up boasts a host of storytelling maestros, including: Amy O’Leary, chief story officer at Upworthy; Kelley Benham, journalism professor and co-author of the book Juniper; Kelley’s co-author and husband Tom French, who won a Pulitzer in 1998 for his story Angels & Demons; the seasoned British music and popculture essayist Paul Morley; and Ed Caesar, who writes features for The New Yorker, New York Times Magazine and GQ among others.
And true Slow Journalism aficionados interested in gleaning expert tips on long-form writing from these and many other masters of the craft – or who are just keen to hear some blisteringly good stories – can go along at a special discounted price: use the promo code ‘SLOW’ and get a reduction of £50 off the normal price of £125 when buying your tickets from the Well Told ticketing page.
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