In the fifth of five dispatches from this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Charles Scudder reports on what it takes to win a Pulitzer—and the effect of winning it on a journalist’s work and sources Read more

In the fourth of five dispatches from this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Charles Scudder reports on tips for including landscape as character in narrative Read more

In the third of five dispatches from this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Charles Scudder reports on Jeff Chang’s discussion of his book Who We Be: The Colorization of America Read more

In the second of five dispatches from this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Charles Scudder reports on how combining text and image can enhance storytelling Read more

In the first of five dispatches from this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, Charles Scudder reports on Caleb Hannan’s reflections on his 2014 Grantland story, which sparked controversy about transgender depictions in the media Read more

When Jeanne Marie Laskas set out to write about guns for GQ magazine in 2012, she knew it would be difficult but she didn't expect it would become the story that, as she puts it, "nearly ate… Read more

As I set out five years ago to write a biography of one of the most recognizable women on the planet, the first question was why do it. The second was how. Neither answer came… Read more

If there's anywhere that crime pays, it might be at this year's National City and Regional Magazine Awards, where a majority of the winning stories, announced last night at the annual CRMA conference in Dallas,… Read more

If you're read the most recent Storyboard feature for the Nieman Reports magazine -- and, if you haven't, here it is -- you may know that narrative is increasingly taking to the stage and streets as journalism goes live… Read more

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,… Read more

Narrative News

A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Diana Marcum

April 30, 2015

The Los Angeles Times reporter talks about her stories on the California drought, Steinbeck and closing her eyes to make sure she wasn't dreaming.

From Nieman Reports

Exploring the Rise of Live Journalism

May 7, 2015

Walking tours, workshops, and other live events bring narrative reporting and writing from the page to the stage