More than 30 years ago, a journalism grad student clipped the Washington Post story as a great example of how to transform a deadline story with narrative details. He still has it, and it's still a great example.
The stirring Atlantic piece made former L.A. Times columnist Sandy Banks feel proud, wistful, angry, empty and sad, but it also made her grateful for Barack Obama in ways that can’t be captured in slogans and statistics
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"
The new biography of UPI reporter Merriman "Smitty" Smith, who won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the biggest political shocker of the 20th century, has so much journalism drama it could be a "Spotlight"-type movie
Editor Michael Graff talks about how his small staff refused to be just "the magazine that gives you the best restaurants and places to live" and covered the unrest in the wake of the police killing of a black man