Multiple Stories From Your Interviews and Notes
October 13, 2021, 2:00pm-3:30pm ET
We all interview a variety of sources to produce magazine, online and newsletter articles, and other content. But how often do you pursue more than one story angle from your collected material? In a virtual education webinar on October 13, ASJA members and experienced writers Linda Marsa and Beth Howard will share their tips for how to mine multiple story ideas from your interviews and notes, and potentially increase your income from groundwork already done. They’ll also talk about the ethical and legal issues around pursuing multiple takes from a story, and how to work within the constraints of contracts where publications assume all rights to the material, which is becoming more often the case.
Beth Howard is an award-winning health writer based in Charlotte, N.C. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications and websites, including U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, AARP, The Washington Post, Prevention, Better Homes & Gardens, and Reader’s Digest.
Linda Marsa is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor at Discover who covers medicine, science and the environment. A former Los Angeles Times reporter, her work has been anthologized in Best American Science Writing and has appeared in National Geographic.com, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, Nautilus, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Parade, Pacific Standard and Aeon. She authored two books, most recently: Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Harm Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves, an ASJA award winner which the New York Times called “gripping to read.”