Narrative News

This week Storyboard launched a series on the unicorn of longform: the story pitch

October 13, 2017

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

5 Questions

5(ish) Questions: “Bodega Stories” creator talks about her love for the corner store

October 12, 2017

As a Silicon Valley startup outrages Latinos and others with its automated "bodega," journalist Amaris Castillo speaks up for the human connection

Annotation Tuesday!

The Pitch: Jason Fagone on Landing “The Willy Wonka of Pot” in Grantland

October 10, 2017

As we launch a series about the mystical art of pitching longform stories, the longtime freelancer does the coolest thing: He annotates one of his own

Narrative News

A mass shooting in the news, and loss also in longform — but always, always hope

October 6, 2017

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

5 Questions

New York’s “Subway Therapist” and his collage of a city’s hopes and fears

October 5, 2017

As the scribbled sticky notes come out in book form, Levee talks about spending his days collecting tiny fingerprints of commuters' psyches

Why is it great? This sentence is one of the most vivid metaphors I’ve ever read. It captures the helplessness of a life of desperation, where you can’t even jump from the window, just stare … Read more

Annotation Tuesday!

Ellen Barry and “How to Get Away with Murder in Small-Town India”

October 3, 2017

The New York Times foreign correspondent talks about her sensational last story from India, in which she uses first person to unparalleled effect

Narrative News

Zooming in on two of America’s biggest stories: culture wars and opioid epidemic

September 29, 2017

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

Why is it great? Written long before every person carried a camera, before Facebook, back when “streaming” was just what water did as it coursed through its bed, Goyen, raised in a small town in … Read more

5 Questions

5(ish) Questions: Texas journalist Krys Boyd and the art of the radio interview

September 26, 2017

The longtime host of "Think" talks about preparing for her daily show, and how radio is a form of oral storytelling -- "I think it’s stronger than ever"

Notable Narratives

Notable Narrative: The Cincinnati Enquirer’s stunning “Seven Days of Heroin”

September 25, 2017

A writer and editor talk about wrangling 60 staffers and a deluge of copy -- and creating a riveting portrait of the human face of the opioid epidemic