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Feature writing and digital storytelling with Jon Henley

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (GMT)

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Senior Guardian feature writer Jon Henley reveals how to make the most of digital journalism.

Online reporting means the news now travels as fast as a story develops. This illuminating evening course, led by senior Guardian feature writer Jon Henley, explores the opportunities created by digital platforms, and how you can use them to tell powerful stories. Whether you’re new to journalism or want to update your digital skillset, the class is a fantastic opportunity to soak up insights from one of the Guardian’s most respected journalists.

Using examples from the Guardian’s award-winning, multimedia reporting projects, the class shows you how to build flexibility into a story, allowing you to stay abreast of developments as they happen. You’ll also learn the fundamental storytelling principles that underpin all quality journalism, whether online or print, as well as the best ways to use social media to source stories and grab the attention of an online audience.

Course content

  • Why journalism in the digital age has to be different
  • How to use social media to source and tell stories
  • Why writing for the web changes the way journalists write
  • How to spot a good story
  • The fundamentals of good storytelling, in print and online
  • Multimedia storytelling – how to tell one story across several different platforms
  • Q&A

Tutor profile

Jon Henley is a senior Guardian feature writer responsible the Guardian’s acclaimed series Greece on the Breadline and the multi-award-winning multimedia interactive Firestorm. Over a 20-year career on the Guardian, Jon has reported from more than 30 countries and all five continents, including a ten-year stint as the paper’s chief Paris correspondent. Read his Guardian articles here.


  • Jon Henley is really an engaging storyteller, enthusiastic and inspiring. I wanted to do features again!
  • Jon was very engaging, a great storyteller. Was very useful to have him hook what he was talking about onto actual examples of his writing. Really brought things to life and enhanced what was being taught.
  • The content was made all the better by Jon’s presentation. He clearly has passion for his work and it made his lecture very engaging.
  • Very well structured – a lot of ground covered in a short amount of time.

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

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 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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