It's easy to forget, amid all the cookouts and trips to the beach, that Memorial Day was created to remember the men and women who have died in military service. In honor of the holiday, we've gathered a few outstanding stories about wars and the soldiers who fight them:

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If you heard a story last week on NPR’s “Here and Now” about a new kind of nuclear reactor or perhaps remember a recent piece on PRI’s “The World” about the death of the word “uh,” you’ve encountered the… Read more

Want some smart, provocative, moving stories for your weekend inspiration? Here are Storyboard's picks of some notable recent work, ranging from poetry about race to essays on journalistic misdeeds and a tale about a forgotten… Read more

Editor's note: In his second and final installment from last weekend's "Power of Narrative" conference at Boston University, current Nieman Fellow Gabe Bullard explores strategies for storytelling as outlined by author Joshua Wolf Shenk during his session… Read more

Editor's Note: Last weekend, Boston University hosted its annual conference on narrative journalism. In the first of two dispatches from the conference, Nieman Fellow Gabe Bullard writes about a panel discussion featuring "Serial's" Sarah Koenig, among other… Read more

Nieman Reports

Virtual Reality Lets the Audience Step into the Story

March 19, 2015

Journalists and documentary filmmakers are using new technologies to foster immersive storytelling

Forget South by Southwest. The real happening place to be Monday, at least if you're a narrative nerd, was Columbia, Missouri, where you could have heard a full day's worth of conversations between some top long-form… Read more

Michael J. Mooney staked his claim in the world of narrative journalism with two stories that ran just weeks apart in the summer of 2012. In June, Mooney, a staff writer at D magazine, published a searing account of… Read more

As thoughts turn to spring -- and spring break -- isn’t it time to plan some journalism-related travel? This round-up of upcoming conferences and workshops with a narrative or storytelling bent should help. Whether you… Read more

Writing the Film

Turning a Narrative Story into a Documentary

January 22, 2015

What happens when a dining reporter decides to make a movie

Billy Collins, who served as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, spoke today at the annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers in Napa Valley. Tough gig, right? He may describe himself as "an amateur, a… Read more

Jessica Stern, a Harvard lecturer and fellow at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, is known as an expert on terrorism. She has written three books on the… Read more

Justin Heckert has taken to his adopted home of Indianapolis, where his wife, Amanda, is the editor of Indianapolis Monthly. Heckert, who started making a name for himself as a magazine writer to be reckoned with … Read more