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Thomas Curwen and “Surgeon races to save a life during L.A.’s shooting season”

June 27, 2017

The Los Angeles Times writer, who watched a doctor operate on a teen gunshot victim, talks about his enduring passion for stories that depict “the split-second events that change the predictable course of life"

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Annotation Tuesday! Mac McClelland and “Delusion Is the Thing With Feathers”

June 13, 2017

The writer talks about her hilariously awful trip with extreme birders for Audubon, and her bold choice of having a paragraph consisting of a single exclamation point

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Annotation Tuesday! Kent Russell and “They Burn Witches Here”

April 11, 2017

The writer talks about his Huffington Post Highline piece on ritualistic killings in Papua New Guinea -- and the differences between scapegoating in philosophy and in blood-curdling real life

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Annotation Tuesday! Rich Schapiro and “The True Story of the Fugitive Drug Smuggler Who Became an Environmental Hero”

March 21, 2017

The writer, who splits his time between tabloid reporting and deep dives, talks about how one prepares him for the other. (And kudos to Outside magazine, on a longform roll.)

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Annotation Tuesday! Christopher Solomon and “The Detective of Northern Oddities”

February 28, 2017

For his piece in Outside magazine, the writer talks about the trickiness of reporting on climate change and the importance of pacing: "readers can feel when the story loses its sense of the music, its forward progress"

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Annotation Tuesday! Ron Rosenbaum and “The Secrets of the Little Blue Box”

February 14, 2017

The writer talks about his eerily prescient 1971 Esquire classic about "phone phreaks," and how it inspired Steve Jobs (who later said, “If we hadn’t made blue boxes, there would have been no Apple.”)

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Annotation Tuesday! Adrian Chen and “Unfollow”

January 31, 2017

The New Yorker writer talks about his story on the awakening of a daughter of the reviled Westboro Baptist Church, calling it "a culmination of things I was writing about at Gawker — explaining things that seemed really horrible"

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Annotation Tuesday! Chris Hamby and “The Court That Rules the World”

January 24, 2017

The BuzzFeed News reporter talks about reporting a story that's hiding in plain sight, and not being intimidated by complicated subjects

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Annotation Tuesday! Kathy Sawyer and the execution of the “Death Row Granny”

January 17, 2017

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.

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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

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Annotation Tuesday! Rachel Monroe and “Have You Ever Thought About Killing Someone?”

December 6, 2016

The writer talks about her disturbing story for Matter on a man who said he wanted to be killed, the teen who took him up on it -- and her obsession with the bizarre case

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Annotation Tuesday! Brooke Jarvis and “The Deepest Dig”

October 18, 2016

The Seattle-based writer talks about her California Sunday Magazine piece on the "final frontier" of deep-sea mining, and adapting to the freelancing life