Kevin Fagan, reporter from the SF Chronicle, is teaching two workshops for print journalists at JWeek 2010. One session is on the art of storytelling and truthtelling; the second one is on how to keep a fresh perspective despite contracting newsrooms and declining resources. This reporter says he's having a great time being a reporter after 30 years on the job, and can report that the SF Chronicle is no longer losing $1M a week. Kevin says they've turned the corner and are making money, thanks to a blend of print and online strategies.
Here are the two story links he'll talk about in the Storytelling workshop:
Giants' Villalona enmeshed in hometown slay case
Shame of the City, Homeless Island
Here are three shorter essays that address the 2nd workshop on keeping a fresh perspective:
Why I go to executions
Writer misses Jill's skinny hugs
Reason to smile, Rita Grant's teeth were a raw reminder of her brutal years on the streets
The full workshop schedule will be posted by Friday.