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How to Write Effective Commentary with Don Feder

On Thursday February 21, 2019

About the event

Cost: $30 or $15 if you sign up within early bird rate period

The How to Write Effective Commentary Workshop trains you to write on what you care about and how to write in such a way that other people will care about it too.

You'll learn to:
- Create structured arguments
- Craft meaningful points
- Develop gripping headlines that hook
- Research and weave research into your piece
- Make your points and finish strong
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Details

Starts Thursday, February 21

Thu 21:   5:30 PM  - 9:30 PM EST

Location:

Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington, VA 22201 Map

Cost

$30.00

Manager

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Your faculty

Don Feder

Don Feder

President, Don Feder Associates

Don Feder was a Boston Herald editorial writer and syndicated columnist from June 1983 to June 2002. For 19 years, his twice-weekly column appeared in the Herald, New England's second largest newspaper. On February 28, 2002, the paper published his 2,000th column.

Feder's column was syndicated and carried by more than 40 newspapers and e-magazines nationwide.

His writings have also appeared in USA TODAY, The Washington Times, The Weekly Standard, National Review, American Enterprise, Front Page Magazine, Human Events, American Thinker and GrassTopsUSA. Feder has traveled extensively in Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

He is the 1998 recipient of the International Communications Award of the Republic of China on Taiwan.

Feder is also the recipient of the 1984 Distinguished Editorial Journalism Award from The Conservative Caucus of America, The 2002 Warren T. Brooks Award from Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation, The Princeton Ivy Leaguers for Freedom Award in October 1999, The Second Amendment Foundation's 1985 James Madison Award, The World Congress of Families' 2016 Family And Truth Award and the First Place Prize in the Amy Foundation's Writing Contest for Projecting Biblical Truths in the Secular Media in 1992.

Since leaving the Boston Herald in 2002, Feder has served as a communications consultant, writer and conference organizer for various pro-life and pro-family NGOs.

Feder worked with the World Congress of Families from 2006 to May 2018, first as Communications Director, and later as Coalitions Director and Coordinator of Regional Conferences. He was the editor of World Congress of Families News and the organization's Leadership Memos. He spoke at WCF II (Geneva) WCF III (Mexico City), WCF IV (Warsaw), WCF V (Amsterdam), WCF VI (Madrid), WCF IX (Salt Lake City), WCF X (Tbilisi) and WCF XI (Budapest).

He also helped to organize World Congress of Families regional conferences in Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia, London, Paris, Belgrade, Moldova, Moscow, Ulyanovsk (Russia), Riga (Latvia), Malawi, Abuja (Nigeria), and Nairobi.

Besides his work for World Congress of Families, Feder helped to organize The Interfaith Zionist Leadership Summit (2003), The War on Christians Conference (2006) – both in Washington, D.C. -- and The Constitution or Sharia Conference (2011) in Nashville, TN.

He is currently the Coalitions Director of the Ruth Institute.

Feder is a graduate of the Boston University College of Liberal Arts (BA in political science) and the Boston University Law School (JD). He passed the bar in New York and Massachusetts and practiced law in upstate New York (1973-1976).

Prior to writing for the Boston Herald, he was Executive Director of Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation (1976-1979) and the Second Amendment Foundation (1979-1982).

He's married to Andrea (formerly Mills), is the father of four children and grandfather of three.