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Replay: Immersion Reporting: Putting Yourself In the Story with Eva Holland
Missed our summer session on immersion journalism? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.
This webinar with freelance writer (and regular immerser) Eva Holland digs into how immersion reporting differs from other first-person writing, how it’s been used in both lighthearted and serious contexts, and when and how to safely and thoughtfully deploy the technique. Immersion reporting is when the journalist doesn’t just observe from the sidelines but inserts themselves right into the subject they’re covering. (Think Ted Conover working as a prison guard in Newjack, Mary Roach having sex in an fMRI machine in Bonk, or Gawker’s Caity Weaver setting sail on Paula Deen’s cruise.) The practice can risk seeming gimmicky, but it can also be a powerful way into a story!
This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: password to access recorded webinar and a tip-sheet from the author to guide you through future projects.
Date: Aug. 3/20
Instructor: Eva Holland
Length: 1hr 45 min.
Attachment: Immersion journalism tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial
About the instructor: Eva Holland is a freelance writer based in Whitehorse, Yukon. She is a correspondent for Outside magazine, and her stories have appeared in WIRED, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Grantland, and other outlets. Her work was also anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, and Best Canadian Sports Writing. Her first book, Nerve: A Personal Journey Through The Science of Fear, is out now.