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Story Craft

Jacqui Banaszynski: The Importance of Place

October 30, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jacqui Banaszynski on the role of place in stories

The scene could fit nicely into a Harry Crews novel: A legless man with a “beatific look of ecstasy on his thin, pale face” sits on a dolly outside the airport in Valdez, Alaska. Crews … Read more

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Carmen Bugan: Secret Police Records and The Language of Memory

October 28, 2015

Romanian poet and author Carmen Bugan discusses the process of creating literary work from personal testimony

Story Craft

Michael Paterniti: Projecting Stories

October 23, 2015

Bestselling author and GQ contributor Michael Paterniti shares stories on his reporting travels in Burma and his 'workman-like' attitude toward writing

Story Craft

Leslie Jamison: The Possibilities of the Personal

October 21, 2015

The author of The Empathy Exams on whether empathy can be taught and how personal experience and specificities can link to abstract inquiries

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks was a prize-winning journalist before becoming a critically acclaimed novelist. Brooks, a Columbia Journalism School graduate and a former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent who covered crises in the Middle East, Africa… Read more

This story was published in May 2008, five years into Chris Jones’s career at Esquire. Jones was 35 at the time, and he says it was probably the best time to take on a story… Read more

In a lively evening of storytelling at historic Faneuil Hall on Oct. 6, the Nieman Foundation hosted “Made in Boston: Stories of Invention and Innovation,” one of the inaugural HUBweek events in Boston centered around… Read more

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How to Tell Powerful Narratives on Instagram

September 23, 2015

Long-form narrative writer Neil Shea finds new storytelling possibilities in short posts on Instagram

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Sharing the Viewfinder: Instagram as a Medium for Documentary Photography

September 16, 2015

Photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind uses postcards, social media and Instagram to report on the realities of the Ukraine conflict

Jean McConville had just taken a bath when the intruders knocked on the door. The rasp of knuckles at a West Belfast flat would jar many people at night in 1972. That sound for so… Read more

Below is an annotated version of my syllabus for the class “Literary Journalism in America.” I’ve taught this class eight times: five as part of the SAGES program at Case Western University, where I was… Read more