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Francis Flaherty

Francis Flaherty

Adjunct Instructor

Francis Flaherty has served on the NYUSPS and Columbia adjunct faculties since 2000. He worked at The New York Times for 19 years as an investment columnist, investment editor, and deputy editor of the City, Metropolitan and Home Sections. He is the author of The Elements of Story: Field Notes on Nonfiction Writing (Harper Collins). Frank has also written for many publications including The Atlantic, Harper's, The Progressive, and Commonweal. He has degrees from both Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Currently Teaching

Freelance Journalism: How to Pitch and Sell Stories

Learn how to hatch fresh story ideas that will draw editors’ attention and how to portray these ideas in winning ways.