"I THINK JOURNALISM IS A GREAT WAY TO DO PUBLIC SERVICE, TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR COMMUNITY."
- Bob Schieffer
The Editorials Avenue has always brought up events that try their best to open young minds and introduce them to various fields involving writing and the development of personality as a whole. People find writing down factual reports with a gist of their experiences interesting. Considering this, we thought of organizing an event called “NON-FICTIONAL DECODED”.
The objective of the event was to enable the participants to learn about varied writing elements of nonfiction - literary, open letters, and travelogue, the event being bifurcated into 3 phases.
The first event was a seminar on literary journalism to help introduce people to this topic with two published independent journalists as our guest speakers. They cleared all the doubts of almost all the attendees about literary journalism. Their curiosity could be seen considering the number of questions they asked. There were more than 60 participants, and all actively participated in making the seminar feel lively. They gave broader meaning to every concept.
Journalism has always been the most amazing field. But when, instead of mere facts, your creative ideas and opinion are welcomed, they become more intriguing. This gives rise to literary journalism.
Literary Journalism is a form of non-fiction that combines factual reporting with narrative techniques and stylistic strategies that are traditionally associated with fiction. Such form of writing is also known as narrative journalism or news journalism. The terms literary journalism and creative journalism are often used interchangeably. It includes interpretations, personal points of view, and chronology. The structure is usually optional. Such a piece of writing mostly talks more about the people impacted by any institution rather than the institution. This is an essential element of it.
This particular phase ended with good feedbacks from all the participants and even the speakers were elated by their response.
- Rtr. Akanksha Sharma