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The Quick and the Deadline

Okay. So you don't have months to craft a perfect story. You have hours. But don't throw away everything you've learned at Third Coast just because you're on a tight deadline.

2012 / Robert Smith / Third Coast Conference, USA

Okay. So you don't have months to craft a perfect story. You have hours. But don't throw away everything you've learned at Third Coast just because you're on a tight deadline.

Character, narrative and compelling scenes are all possible in daily features. You just need a plan. NPR's Robert Smith shows you how to make tough radio choices before you leave the office, put a little spark into deadly dull events, and how to write like the wind.


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Robert Smith

Robert Smith is a host and correspondent for NPR’s Planet Money, where he explains the mysteries of the global economy in fun and surprising ways.


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