Annotation Tuesday!

Immigration reporting from the inside-out: through the mouths and eyes of babes

August 13, 2018

Dan Barry and a team of New York Times reporters channel the voices of children held in migrant detention camps

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Feeding the world – and feeling despair

June 11, 2018

A former farmer turns to writing to uncover the global crisis of farmer suicides – and plants the seeds of a response

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The Pitch: At the Guardian’s Long Read, no rigid formula or geographic limits

June 5, 2018

The editor's advice: Study what's been published before. Be authoritative, fresh and "arresting." Dare to send a (good) cold pitch

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The Pitch: The story ideas Mother Jones’ managing editor wants to see

April 17, 2018

The magazine is known for its hard-hitting investigations, but Ian Gordon says, “We write so much about bad actors that we're always looking for people to bring some levity to leaven the mix"

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The Pitch: Pacific Standard’s executive editor shares some do’s and don’ts

March 6, 2018

Jennifer Sahn also mounts a defense of the overwhelmed editor, and why you might not hear back right away when you email

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The thing with feathers: Burkhard Bilger and his haute-couture “plumassier”

February 27, 2018

In his profile of a fashion creative who works exclusively with feathers, The New Yorker reporter shows off his own plumage in the beautiful writing

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The Pitch: How to break into The California Sunday Magazine

February 20, 2018

Editor Douglas McGray doles out a million great tips and insights, including the possibly scary, "We really put a lot of weight on the pitch."

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Annotation Tuesday: Elizabeth Weil and “The Curse of the Bahia Emerald”

January 9, 2018

The writer talks about her Coen Brothers-ish caper in Wired, the importance of voice, and her fondness for "poignant, hapless conmen who can't let go"

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The Pitch: a veteran freelancer on pitching The New York Times Magazine and more

December 19, 2017

Reporter (and editor) Paul Tullis has been on both sides of the pitching process; here, he annotates his "Into the Wildfires" proposal

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Matthew Pearl and “Into the Shadows” (Filed under: You can’t make this stuff up)

November 28, 2017

The historical novelist talks about his Boston Globe Magazine yarn and how he answered the question, "Who were America's first detectives?"

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The Pitch: How to get the attention of a senior editor at Smithsonian Magazine

November 14, 2017

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz says of story pitches she accepts: "There has to be something surprising and narratively interesting there."

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Vice News correspondent Elle Reeve and “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”

October 24, 2017

The reporter shares some of the decisions that went into making the chilling documentary that goes behind the scenes with white nationalist leaders