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The Kiosk: Writing Compelling Opinion Pieces
Are you thinking about becoming a journalist and want to learn the proper way of writing a compelling opinion piece and grab the attention of your readers?
This workshop will help students understand how to write compelling and thoughtful opinion pieces that add to the conversation on a current event topic, with focus on brainstorming ideas, opinion structure, identifying the call to action, word choice and research-based writing. There will be resources for participants to refer as they develop their own opinion articles.
The presentation will be led by special guest Katina Paron, an editor and journalism educator who has been creating byline opportunities for new writers for more than 25 years. She is the manager of Teach for Chicago Journalism at Medill (Northwestern University); editor of Newmark Graduate School of Journalism’s Dateline: CUNY and Ms. magazine’s The Future is Ms teen-written column; and an adjunct associate professor at Hunter College. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram.