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Lane DeGregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times reporter who prefers writing about people in the shadows. Lane graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily student newspaper. Later, she earned a master’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from U.Va. She previously worked for the Daily Progress and The Virginian-Pilot and moved to Florida in 2000 to write for the Times. She has won dozens of national awards, including twice winning Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, eight National Headliner Awards and been recognized eight times by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute and journalism conferences across the world. Contact her at writelane@tampabay.com and visit lanedegregory.org.

Lane DeGregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times reporter who prefers writing about people in the shadows. Lane graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily student newspaper. Later, she earned a master’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from U.Va. She previously worked for the Daily Progress and The Virginian-Pilot and moved to Florida in 2000 to write for the Times. She has won dozens of national awards, including twice winning Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, eight National Headliner Awards and been recognized eight times by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute and journalism conferences across the world. Contact her at writelane@tampabay.com and visit lanedegregory.org.
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Lane DeGregory is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times reporter who prefers writing about people in the shadows. Lane graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily student newspaper. Later, she earned a master’s degree in rhetoric and communication studies from U.Va. She previously worked for the Daily Progress and The Virginian-Pilot and moved to Florida in 2000 to write for the Times. She has won dozens of national awards, including twice winning Scripps Howard’s Ernie Pyle Award for human interest writing, eight National Headliner Awards and been recognized eight times by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. She teaches at the University of South Florida, the Poynter Institute and journalism conferences across the world. Contact her at writelane@tampabay.com and visit lanedegregory.org.

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Episodes

The Science

1/15/2019
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This podcast features a discussion around the fourth chapter of a multi-part series that was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 19, 2018.

Duration:00:25:42

The Boy

1/9/2019
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This podcast features a discussion around the third chapter of a multi-part series that was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 18, 2018.

Duration:00:25:35

The Hope

1/1/2019
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This podcast features a discussion around the second chapter of a multi-part series that was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 17, 2018.

Duration:00:22:19

The Curse

12/25/2018
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This podcast features a discussion around the first chapter of a multi-part series that was published by the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 16, 2018.

Duration:00:30:04

Lincoln's Shot

12/18/2018
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Lane DeGregory and Tampa Bay Times photographer John Pendygraft talk about a project they started working on in early 2016. The story involves a dying boy, a desperate mom and some floppy dogs. You can find the series at tampabay.com/lincolnsshot.

Duration:00:52:28

Old holiday, new ideas

12/11/2018
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This week, Christopher Spata joins the podcast. Spata, a features writer for the Tampa Bay Times, is particularly adept at finding stories that others might never think about or overlook, and particularly at the holidays. Read the stories mentioned in the podcast: How to rent a reindeer? Want to be Santa? The Santa census.

Duration:00:23:34

Code Switch

12/4/2018
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Lane DeGregory was recently featured on NPR’s Code Switch discussing The House on the Corner, a story published in the Tampa Bay Times in December 2017. NPR graciously agreed to let us use it on WriteLane. “The House On The Corner” was originally broadcast on NPR’s Code Switch on Nov. 14, 2018. Please be advised that some of the language may be offensive.

Duration:00:33:28

Sharpening the story

11/27/2018
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Hear pointers about editing your work - or someone else's.

Duration:00:24:25

Taking notes

11/20/2018
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How do you take notes? There may be a better way. Listen up.

Duration:00:22:53

Getting personal

11/13/2018
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The conversation is about writing first-person essays and interjecting yourself as a character in stories.

Duration:00:22:54

Storm stories

11/6/2018
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Tampa Bay Times reporter Zack Sampson joins the podcast to talk about covering hurricanes. Sampson went to report from Florida’s Panhandle as Hurricane Michael closed in. To read some of his stories, go to: "We're broken here," Banding together and "We're just waiting."

Duration:00:31:12

A ghost story

10/30/2018
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In honor of Halloween, revisit the story of Ma Barker’s house. And read the story referenced in the podcast: https://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/ghostly-warning-dead-gangster-ma-barker-doesnt-want-her-house-moved/2300286

Duration:00:22:45

Changing the narrative

10/23/2018
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Check out recent projects from the nola.com newsroom: https://projects.nola.com/the-children-of-central-city/ https://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf/page/a_fragile_state.html.

Duration:00:38:58

War Stories

10/16/2018
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Check out the video for one of the projects that Vicki Cronis-Nohe and Denise Watson worked on together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkdVMNMw0NA&feature=youtu.be

Duration:00:31:36

Follow your bliss

10/9/2018
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To see the series referenced in the podcast, go to: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/writelane/2018/10/10/episode-43-follow-your-bliss/

Duration:00:27:50

One Way Out

10/2/2018
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To see the story referenced in the podcast, go to: https://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/in-pahokee-football-serves-as-a-way-out/2209006

Duration:00:23:26

Managing projects, featuring Tom Huang

9/25/2018
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Managing projects by Tampa Bay Times

Duration:00:27:25

Paying it forward, featuring Tom Huang

9/18/2018
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Paying it forward, featuring Tom Huang by Tampa Bay Times

Duration:00:22:57

“What the hell did you do to my daughter?”

9/11/2018
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To read the story discussed in this podcast, go to: https://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/-What-the-hell-did-you-do-to-my-daughter-He-was-accused-of-a-crime-he-swore-he-never-committed-she-believed-her-4-year-old_171055137

Duration:00:26:45

The future of journalism

9/4/2018
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The future of journalism by Tampa Bay Times

Duration:00:32:10