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Column-writing with Owen Jones

Guardian Masterclasses

Monday, October 30, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)

Column-writing with Owen Jones

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Learn how to turn facts and statistics into stories that people care about at this unique masterclass with Guardian columnist Owen Jones.

A well-written column is an effective way to raise important issues and represent people who are otherwise airbrushed out of existence. Whatever your point of view, award-winning Guardian columnist Owen Jones can help you to turn your knowledge and passion into a persuasive argument.

Suitable for writers of all levels, this inspiring evening includes advice on everything from pitching story ideas to editors to researching a subject and structuring a column. The class is a unique opportunity to hear Owen share his experiences as a journalist, and offer tips on presenting an argument with confidence. Tickets are limited – so book your place now and spend the evening soaking up insights from one of the Guardian’s most prolific journalists.

Content

  • Finding your voice and writing effective polemics
  • A look at different narrative approaches, from the contrarian to the activist-columnist and the voice-of-reason
  • How to use research and statistics within your argument
  • Pitching to time-pressed comment editors
  • Structuring an argument
  • Tabloid vs broadsheet
  • Using social media and blogs to push your work and get recognised as a writer
  • Q&A

Tutor profile

Owen Jones is a columnist at the Guardian and a former columnist at the Independent, as well as a regular TV/radio broadcaster and public speaker. He is the author of ChavsThe Establishment: And How They Get Away With It and the soon-to-be-released The Politics of Hope. Owen is the winner of the 2012 Stonewall Journalist of the Year and 2013 Political Book Awards Young Writer of the Year. Find him on Twitter here.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Monday, October 30, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)


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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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