Writing Yourself and Others

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An exploration of people-centred journalism from two expert writers; Sirin Kale and Katie Goh

This event took place on Saturday 6 August 2022 (11.00 - 12.00)

Think pieces, comment columns and personal profiles. From in-depth investigations to essays, how do writers keep people at the centre of their stories? And how much of ourselves should we put in our reporting? Join top writers from gal-dem and The Guardian for a detailed discussion of this much-loved area of news, alongside practical tips to develop your own writing style. Hosted by Ben Hunte.

Katie Goh is First-Person Editor at gal-dem, an award-winning media publication, committed to telling the stories of people of colour from marginalised genders. In 2019 she was shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year by PPA Scotland. Her debut non-fiction book ‘The End’ explores fictional disasters and the apocalypse.

Sirin Kale is a features writer who has worked as Editor at Vice, and has written for a variety of publications including British Vogue, Wired, GQ, the BBC and the Telegraph. Sirin writes a weekly column for the Guardian’s Saturday magazine, ‘Guardian Angel’, which highlights people doing good for their local communities. In 2021 she won the British Journalism Award for Arts and Entertainment Journalism alongside Lucy Osborne.

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