Jan Winburn is a fan of artful storytelling, kickass reporting and the powerful melding of the two.

Winburn spent more than four decades working in newsrooms as a narrative editor, writing coach and investigative editor. Among the award-winning stories she edited was “The Umpire’s Sons,” Lisa Pollak’s 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner. Jan’s career work was recognized with the  2009 Mimi Award  given to editors “who encourage journalistic excellence and understand the emotional landscape of assignments on tragedy and trauma.” Jan led reporting teams at the Baltimore Sun, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Hartford Courant and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Among the other top prizes her writers have earned: a Peabody, a Murrow, the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Storytelling, the Batten Medal for public service and the John Jay College Award for criminal justice reporting.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri. She is the author of Shop Talk and War Stories: Journalists Examine Their Profession and co-editor of two e-books, Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism 2013 and 2014.



Jan Winburn