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Lane DeGregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times reporter who prefers writing about people in the shadows. Lane graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily student newspaper. Later, she earned a master’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from U.Va. She previously worked for the Daily Progress and The Virginian-Pilot and moved to Florida in 2000 to write for the Times. She has won dozens of national awards, including twice winning Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, eight National Headliner Awards and been recognized eight times by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute and journalism conferences across the world. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 893-8825.
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A must-listen for journalists and non fiction writers
Inspiration for journalists and writers
Years ago, I interned for Maria and sat next to Lane. These are the types of conversations they would have — and are still having — in the newsroom.
Think of each episode as a personal coaching session. Take their ideas. Try them out. Read Lane’s stories for more inspiration.
Before you submit your story, read it out loud to yourself. Maria will tell you that’s the fastest way to figure what phrases and sentences need to be reworked.
Keep listening, too. Lane and Maria have a lot to teach us all about the craft.