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Instructor: Chris Evans

Commentary schedule

 

All times are Eastern.

Wednesday, July 28

11-11:15 a.m. ET
Introductions

11:15 a.m.-noon
Defining and refining opinion writing: Hot take vs. traditional opinion writing

Noon-12:15 p.m.
Break  

12:30-1 p.m.
Professional principles of the editorial and column —
Q&A with Lara Weber, Chicago Tribune

1-1:30 p.m.
Planning for your overnight assignment

 

Thursday, July 29

11 a.m.-noon ET
Discussion of your draft with experienced opinion writers from The Chicago Tribune and Houston Chronicle

Noon-12:15 p.m.
Honing your argument

12:15-12:30 p.m.
Break

12:30-1 p.m.
Developing your voice

1-1:30 p.m.
Making your way post-college as an opinion writer

20 minutes between 2 and 4 p.m. ET    
Schedule a 20-minute, one-on-one writing conference with one of our pros. Bring work in progress to get expert advice from Chicago Tribune and Houston Chronicle writers.