The Needling’s Real Fake Newsroom Workshop


$175.00 per person


1h 30min

About this experience

Want to be a real fake news (satire) reporter too? Join The Needling’s 3-week real fake newsroom workshop!

In this 3 week series, you will:

  • Discover how to brainstorm real fake news (satire) headlines and concepts to

  • Learn how to write funny, punchy real fake news (satire) articles

  • Explore how to pitch ideas and pieces for publication in a variety of satirical news outlets.

  • Learn how to collaborate and open up with others to sharpen up creative ideas.

  • Unlock how the process of brainstorming great headlines, writing them up, and editing can be applied to improving writing and creative processes in many other arenas outside of the real fake newsroom including copywriting, speechwriting, advocacy, social media, journalism, and many others. 

This 3-week workshop includes:

  • Collaborative and solo brainstorming and writing exercises led by The Needling Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Lex Vaughn, who is also an actual Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who’s worked previously at The Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, and Entrepreneur magazine.

  • Educational materials including outlines and guides for how to brainstorm headlines, write satirical articles and pitch publications

  • Accountability and coaching to create a pitch-ready story in 3 weeks

  • Editor feedback and coaching on one satirical article: Workshop participants will have one month after the last workshop night to send in a finished piece for final editing and feedback

  • Kicking creative and writing ruts to the curb in the most fun way

  • Hanging out with people who love comedy and creativity as much as you do

  • Fully Non-accredited Real Fake Newsroom Workshop Graduation Certificate

Choose the following dates by clicking the 'book now' button on the left:

  • Wednesdays, January 10-24, 6:30-8pm

Your Host

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Lex Vaughn is founder and editor-in-chief of The Needling: Seattle’s Only Real Fake News. After her real reporting at The Seattle Times won a Pulitzer Prize 2015, Vaughn found satire to be a cathartic and creative way to process dark and absurd moments in history and culture. It’s also connected her to the entire community through an
interactive comedy experience. It’s a thrilling, liberating and addictive form of creative expression she loves teaching others to get hooked on as well.