“Tragic Endings Spark New Beginnings”
Jan Winburn is a fan of artful storytelling, kickass reporting and the powerful melding of the two. She spent more than four decades working in newsrooms as a narrative editor, writing coach and investigative editor and now teaches in the University of Georgia’s MFA program in Narrative Nonfiction.
She was also the 2021 Distinguished Pollner Professor at the University of Montana. Her writers have won many of journalism’s top prizes, including the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, a Peabody Award, two Murrows, The Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the Ernie Pyle Award for feature writing. She led reporting teams at CNN, the Baltimore Sun, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Hartford Courant and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
She is a graduate of the University of Missouri and the author/editor of “Shop Talk and War Stories: Journalists Examine Their Profession,” and co-editor of two e-books, “Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism” years 2013 and 2014.