Writing tips you’ll use forever

On Friday, November 1, the National Press Club Journalism Institute will host Writing Tips You’ll Use Forever, presented by L.A. Times Column One editor and writing coach Steve Padilla.

“Steve Padilla is one of those rare editors who speaks a reporter’s language. He provides concrete advice and an executable game plan that will immediately improve any story — whether it’s breaking story about a homicide investigation or a long feature. His lectures are a master class in the craft of writing, editing, rewriting and storytelling,” says Del Wilber, an enterprise and investigative reporter for the Times, and a member of the National Press Club’s Board of Governors.

Column One is the forum for some of the Times’ most vivid storytelling. Recent pieces include: As Coachella raged, the L.A. tech world made plans to live on Mars and Would you risk your life for a truffle? In Iraq’s desert, the hunt mixes superstition and danger.

This event is part of Pro Tips: Writing Workshop 2019. Tickets for the half-day workshop will go on sale Monday, September 16. 


The National Press Club Journalism Institute promotes an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equips journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement. As the non-profit of the National Press Club, the Institute serves as a beacon for journalism in the public interest.

For more information, contact Andie Coller at [email protected]