Chip Scanlan

Senior Faculty, The Poynter Institute
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Chip Scanlan is senior faculty in writing at The Poynter Institute and director of the National Writers Workshops. His widely circulated reporting and writing advice can be found on Poynter's "Chip on Your Shoulder" column, and his blog, "The Mechanic and the Muse: An Owner's Manual for Writers." At Poynter and newsrooms around the world where he has coached, he specializes in equipping writers and editors with creative and critical thinking strategies to produce focused and compelling stories, regardless of media platform. After graduating from Columbia Journalism School, he spent two decades as a reporter for the Providence (RI) Journal, feature writer for the St. Petersburg (FL) Times, and national correspondent for Knight-Ridder Newspapers, winning 16 awards for public service, news features, Congressional reporting and a Robert K. Kennedy award for international journalism. He joined Poynter as a visiting professional in 1994 and later that year joined the full-time faculty. He edited seven volumes of Best Newspaper Writing, authored a textbook, "Reporting and Writing: Basics for the 21st Century," (Oxford University Press). His articles and essays have appeared in magazines, anthologies, as well as the New York Times, National Public Radio and Salon.com.

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Becoming a better online writer
October 23, 2006, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Windows Media Video: Video: Chip Scanlan (189 MB WMV)
SEMINAR: Journalism in a 24/7 World: Decision-making for the Online Editor


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