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This year's narrative journalism conference at Boston University may have happened in April but the tips, quotes and tweets shared by the host of experienced writers are invaluable to a journalist at any stage of their career.

The team at Nieman Storyboard collected some of their favourites into this list, and some personal highlights include:

"Read your copy aloud. You can hear when you get bored." – Dan Barry, New York Times columnist

"The best way to learn narrative journalism is to read the good stuff, analyze it and figure out why it works." – David Finkel, reporter and editor, the Washington Post

"Your job is to be stupid. (to a young journalist afraid of looking stupid in an interview)" – Jacqui Banaszynski, professor and Knight Chair in Editing, Missouri School of Journalism

"The essence of news is you give it away in the first graphs. In narrative you don’t. Use hints, suspense points." – Adam Hochschild, founding editor of Mother Jones


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