President Obama wipes away tears as he speaks at his presidential farewell address.

5 Questions

5(ish) Questions: Photographer Stuart Palley and “Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night”

January 10, 2017

The journalist talks about his remarkable (and otherworldly) chronicle of California’s never-ending season of drought-induced wildfires

Narrative News

Families on the edge: in print, online, on the screen

January 6, 2017

A roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure

Why's This So Good?

Why’s This So Good? Thomas Curwen and “The Loneliest War”

January 5, 2017

In this story on the "quiet" effects of PTSD, the Los Angeles Times writer realized that the heart of the narrative lay in the tension at home, not in the crash that brought the soldier home

Annotation Tuesday!

Annotation Tuesday! Jessica Weisberg and The Atavist’s “A Family Matter”

January 3, 2017

The writer talks about immersive reporting for her story on two parents' fight to get their kids back from Child Protective Services, and her work across narrative platforms

Narrative News

“The Lives They Lived” in The New York Times, and the lives they lost in Aleppo

December 23, 2016

A weekly roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure

Narrative News

Covering the last days of Aleppo: Even from afar, the heart breaks

December 22, 2016

Journalist Kareem Shaheen, reporting for the Guardian on the besieged Syrian city, talks about the power, and the limitations, of using Skype, Twitter and WhatsApp to report the story

Digital Storytelling

The Washington Post crosses a storytelling frontier with “A New Age of Walls”

December 20, 2016

The multimedia series chronicling the global migrant crisis takes cues from audience behavior and uses those lessons to the story’s advantage

Narrative News

A week of the invisible made visible: the Russian hack of the U.S. election, and a sinister gas leak. Oh, plus… Christmas!

December 16, 2016

A roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure

5 Questions

5 Questions: Nathaniel Rich and “The Invisible Catastrophe”

December 15, 2016

The writer talks about his New York Times Magazine piece on a methane gas leak: "In any disaster, it starts with a person and their sob story and takes it from there. I think it’s very tedious to read stories like that"

5 Questions

5(ish) Questions: Peter Frick-Wright and “What Happened to Eastern Airlines Flight 980?”

December 12, 2016

The Outside magazine writer climbed to a 20,000-foot glacier to try to find out why a plane crashed mysteriously 31 years ago, and wrote a story that's Sherlock Holmes meets "Into Thin Air"

Narrative News

Now might be a good time to reread a few great stories about Putin, don’t you think?

December 12, 2016

As the CIA concludes that Moscow interfered in the U.S. presidential election, here's a collection of some of the best literary journalism about the Russian leader

Narrative News

“The Age of Innocence” versus the age of innocence lost

December 9, 2016

A weekly roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure