The Great Storytelling Workshop


This Storytelling workshop will help you shape a story, conduct research and produce original content for a global audience — and learn life-long skills.

As a student at one of News Decoder’s 19 partner schools, you are invited to a one-hour virtual workshop on the fundamentals of storytelling — how to identify a compelling story idea, gather convincing material and communicate your findings to a global audience.

During the interactive session, an experienced News Decoder correspondent will introduce you to the four-step process for getting published:

Pitch: How to craft a pitch that will convince an editor and set you on the right path
Report: How to find primary sources, eliminate bias and conduct interviews that yield distinctive material
Draft: How to construct your story so every word and image packs a punch
Revise: How to hone your story so it sings

Why you should participate

The timing for the workshop is right. This workshop offers you the tools you need to produce a winning submission for our upcoming Storytelling Contest and to shine in your school’s global webinar.

The workshop will also help you prepare for life beyond school. You’ll learn how to make a solid pitch for that internship you’re keen to get or to write a college application essay that stands out. Don’t miss this exclusive workshop and the opportunity to learn life-long skills.

How to register

Sign up for a workshop by clicking on the red button below that lists the date and time that best suit your schedule. You’ll be taken to a Zoom webinar registration page. Once there, scroll down to register.

In the workshop times listed below, we have pinpointed three time zones for each date — U.S. Eastern, Central European Time (CET) and Korean Standard Time (KST) — to make it easier for you to find the session that suits you.

Tuesday, November 3

Wednesday, November 11

Student Ambassador Leela Rosaz Shariyf of Miss Porter’s School (USA) discusses how News Decoder helped her learn how to write for a global audience and prepare for a workshop.

The Great Storytelling Workshop