Writing long-form features with The Conversation’s Insights editors

A training session in writing long-form features for The Conversation, for academics, researchers or PhD candidates who have:

  • Written for The Conversation OR
  • Attended one of The Conversation’s general training sessions AND
  • A clear idea for a long read based on your current research

The Insights section publishes long reads of up to 4,000 words. These typically combine new investigative research with powerful narratives that grab readers’ attention while hearing from new and under-represented voices. Insights articles may also tell the inside story of a research journey, including personal ups-and-downs.

This training session will cover:

  • An introduction to The Conversation’s Insights series and the kinds of research that suits the long-read format
  • How to pitch, plan and structure your outline
  • Building a compelling narrative
  • Using first-person accounts to make your story come alive
  • How to co-write long reads with other authors more effectively

Benefits of attending;

  • Meet one of The Conversation’s Investigations Editors and learn how we commission long-form articles
  • Understand what makes a successful long-form feature
  • Come away with tools to pitch, plan and write long-form articles
  • Receive feedback from The Conversation’s Investigations Editors on your research and story ideas

NOTE: You should already have done a general training session OR had a piece published on The Conversation AND have a clear idea for a long read based on your current research.

Date and time

Jan 24, 2023 10:30 – 12:00 (registration opens 3 January)

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Mar 23, 2023 14:00 – 15:30 (registration opens 2 March)

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May 16, 2023 10:30 – 12:00  (registration opens 25 April)

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