Cultivating Writing as a Brand of Professionalism with Jen Maxfield
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A conversation with Jen Maxfield about her new book More After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories. In More After the Break, Maxfield revisits the most memorable stories she has covered during her two-decade career, describing in heart-pounding detail how the events unfolded through eyewitness perspectives and her own.
Jen Maxfield is an Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor who started at NBC New York in 2013. Prior to joining the station, she worked for Eyewitness News (ABC7) In New York City. She launched her journalism career with WIVT-TV (Binghamton, NY) and WIXT-TV (Syracuse, NY). She has reported live from thousands of news events over her twenty-two-year career.
Maxfield is also an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she teaches broadcast journalism.
Topics covered during the discussion will include: How strong writing skills correspond to high-level reporting, the different types of writing within the medium, and the change in quality of reporting with news publications downsizing.
Nova Southeastern University
Friedman, Efrat, "Cultivating Writing as a Brand of Professionalism with Jen Maxfield" (2022). Pen to Purpose. 6.