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How to Break Into Journalism

with Sabra Boyd

Genres: Nonfiction, Essay

Online

Intermediate

6 Sessions

Start Date: September 25, 2023
End Date: October 30, 2023
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:10 pm - 9:10 pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
2 seats left!
Member Price: $274.50
General Price: $305.00

Insatiable curiosity is the main requirement for becoming a good journalist. Whether you're a personal essay writer, poet, or fiction writer, we will hone the skills you already have and explore how to develop your skills as a journalist. This course will help you identify subjects and news cycles, review different formats, discuss ethics, explore interview and research techniques, and strategize how to pitch editors and get your work published.

Registration dates: 

August 7: Scholarship Donation Day

August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am

August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am

August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing

Sabra Boyd

Sabra Boyd

she/her/they

Sabra Boyd is a writer, editor, journalist, and public speaker whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Eater, Vice, IndieWire, Psychology Today, HuffPost, The Seattle Times, and more. From personal essays to investigative journalism, Sabra enjoys helping others build their own successful writing careers.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

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