Constance Hale to Head Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism

By: E&P Staff The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University named Constance Hale director of the Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism. She succeeds Mark Kramer.

In her new role, Hale will oversee the program's conferences and seminars on narrative journalism, edit the Nieman Narrative Digest, and consult with news organizations and journalists on ways to develop those skills.

"Connie brings to her work with Nieman Fellows a deep knowledge of the narrative craft and an engaging teaching style," Nieman Curator Bob Giles said in a statement.

Hale has worked as a staff reporter and editor at the Gilroy (Calif.) Dispatch, the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune, and the San Francisco Examiner. She was also the managing editor of Wired and Health magazines. She has worked as a developmental editor for Wired Books as well as for Harvard Business School Press.

"Newsrooms across the country are now in turmoil and journalists have new, urgent questions about how to tell stories," Hale said in a statement. "I look forward to helping them explore new ways to report stories and bring insight and skill to everything from print to video, to broadcast to podcast."


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