The rise in longform journalism - and with it the growing awareness of narrative journalism - represents the most exciting and rewarding future for readers, viewers and watchers. The same is true for journalists and publishers. Instead of being confined to a vanilla news voice, narrative journalists use all the techniques of storytelling - including character, place, scenes, suspense and surprise - while always being committed to telling the truth. Well Told will be hosting some of the most talented reporters, authors, documentarians and podcasters, who will talk about the skills which make their work stand out.
There is magnificent longform and narrative work done in the UK media. But it often goes uncelebrated. Well Told aims to correct that, and give working journalists from all over the country a chance to learn from each other and support the development of longform and narrative work.
Well Told will take place in Marylebone on Saturday 27 May and at the London College of Communication at Elephant & Castle on Sunday 28 May. Sessions will include:
Our mission is to get the UK media to treat narrative journalism with the respect it deserves. So our blog is featuring some of the best examples from the UK media - as selected by the team behind @Queue_Reads. If you've done something you're proud of, let us know here.
We are delighted to have the support of BBC News, the London College of Communication, the Frontline Club, and Delayed Gratification magazine. If your organisation or firm would like to join our supporters, please get in touch.
We are grateful to our sponsors Shorthand and Harpoon Productions for their support of Well Told which is helping make the event possible. You can find out about them by clicking on their images.