People would say that two women had broke the Weinstein story, but it had really been three,” wrote Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in She Said, the book on their award-winning investigation on Harvey Weinstein. The third woman they’re referring to is Rebecca Corbett, their editor at The New York Times. Corbett guided and oversaw the investigation of the two reporters on the sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood mogul.
In this livecast we will talk with Rebecca Corbett and Xandra Schutte, editor-in-chief at De Groene Amsterdammer about narrative techniques in investigative stories. How do you guide investigative journalists in their story? How can you make sure it’s not only describing facts, but a compelling story to read? When do you start thinking about narrative techniques if you’re still digging deep for information? And finally, what narrative techniques work in investigative stories that have to be so diligently yet intelligibly written?