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Saturday, March 21 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Planting Yourself in the Story

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In the newspaper business, we're trained to disappear -- to reel off the relevant facts, assume the oracular voice of authority, or serve as a clear pane of glass through which the reader can see what we are seeing. But in some circumstances your presence is not just awkward; it changes everything. When do we insert ourselves in stories? And which voice is it? Ellen Barry will reference two pieces, a piece from 2017 called "How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India," and an as-yet-unknown podcast about her relationship with a mysterious hermit.  

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Ellen Barry

reporter, New York Times
Ellen Barry is currently Boston bureau chief for the New York Times. Previously, she was Chief International Correspondent, based in London, New Delhi-based South Asia bureau chief, Moscow bureau chief and a Moscow-based foreign correspondent for The Times.In India, she won the... Read More →

Saturday March 21, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
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