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Steve Almond and “Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country”

May 3, 2018

In a collection of essays, the writer argues that stories matter, and bad stories lead to bad outcomes

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Five immersive photographers share their experiences on gaining trust

April 19, 2018

How do they gain access to private, and often painful, lives? “Consider what you’re asking of people. Sometimes it just takes time and patience.”

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The New Yorker’s “Lost Giant of American Literature” and the prism of race

April 5, 2018

In both the first novel by William Melvin Kelley and recent article by Kathryn Schulz, the story of blacks is told by whites

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In Sicily, an old oral storytelling tradition tries to renew itself in the 21st century

March 22, 2018

The once-popular puppet shows, which showcase the Italian island's rich heritage, hopes to win new audiences with modern themes

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The evolution of wartime journalists in Syria: from activists to reporters

January 25, 2018

Six years ago, the staff of Enab Baladi bore (angry) witness to the devastation of their communities; today, they cover stories the international media can't

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As Saudi Arabia modernizes, an expat child of its “Little America” creates a time capsule

January 23, 2018

In "Aramco: Above the Oil Fields," photographer Ayesha Malik finds the beautiful in the ordinary of its past -- and present

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5 Tips for Journalists Covering Mental and Behavioral Health

January 18, 2018

Reporters too often fall back on dated stereotypes, distort the nature of illnesses and recovery and rely on shaky sources, speakers at workshop say

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Start 2018 out right with some literary journalism conferences and workshops

January 4, 2018

Beginning with The Power of Narrative's "Telling True Stories in Turbulent Times," learn how to hone your skills this year (and take a fun trip too)

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Poetry finds a (calming) home in the hurly-burly of 21st century New York

December 7, 2017

The Poets House is a hidden literary gem in the city where an "old-fashioned" art and nonfiction thrive -- and marginalized voices can learn to freely speak

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Finding lessons for literary journalism in the poetry of Rust Belt chronicler Phil Levine

December 5, 2017

 His poems about his hometown, Detroit, were almost cinematic in a precision of detail that would embarrass the most economic writer

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Documentary film as “home movie”: Going beyond a public face to reveal a private one

September 19, 2017

Two films at the Camden International Film Festival in midcoast Maine explore universal truths through the intimacy of family -- with love, and with shame

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How a midcareer print writer mastered the “magic stick” in a 9-week radio Hogwarts

August 8, 2017

A former Los Angeles Times reporter says the Transom immersive training program changed her (and also made her a stronger narrative writer)