Notable Narratives

Notable Narrative: The Cincinnati Enquirer’s stunning “Seven Days of Heroin”

September 25, 2017

A writer and editor talk about wrangling 60 staffers and a deluge of copy -- and creating a riveting portrait of the human face of the opioid epidemic

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Notable Narrative: The Marshall Project’s Maurice Chammah and “The Accusation”

September 12, 2017

The reporter talks about his piece, published jointly with Esquire, on a recanted allegation of child sex abuse that had sent a father to prison

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The late Alex Tizon and “My Family’s Slave”: his first memory, and his last byline

September 5, 2017

The Atlantic story, published just weeks after his death, drew a firestorm of criticism; a Pulitzer winner and friend examines the craft, and the loss

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Notable Narrative: Joe Kovac Jr. and a tale of murder, a manhunt and a midnight run

August 29, 2017

The reporter for Georgia's Macon Telegraph shows that even on regional newspapers with tiny staffs, writers can dream large with gripping narratives

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Pat Beall and “Sexually abused as a child: A Post reporter’s journey to finding hope”

August 15, 2017

The Palm Beach Post investigative journalist talks about why she decided to write about her long-ago trauma -- and her struggles with first person

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Notable Narrative: Nicole Lucas Haimes and “Who Killed Julian Pierce?”

August 3, 2017

The writer and documentary filmmaker talks about a story on a murdered Native American activist that was nearly 30 years in the making -- and became an obsession

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Notable Narrative: Luke Mogelson and “The Desperate Battle to Destroy ISIS”

July 10, 2017

The writer talks about his tour-de-force story for The New Yorker about an Iraqi SWAT team's fight to save their city -- and the price they paid to do it

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Notable Narrative: Jason Fagone and “What Bullets Do to Bodies”

June 26, 2017

The writer talks about his Huffington Post Highline profile of a trauma surgeon, and wanting readers to get a “visceral sense of what physically happens inside a person when he’s shot”

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Notable Narrative: Susan Dominus and “Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?”

June 20, 2017

The New York Times Magazine writer talks about how her controversial story changed her views on non-monogamy -- and made her appreciate her own marriage more

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The Boston Globe’s Malcolm Gay and a story of love, and art, lost to the Holocaust

April 25, 2017

The writer talks about reporting history in real time as he stumbles on the untold tale of a promising composer killed by the Nazis -- and the woman who has missed him for the rest of her life

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Notable Narrative: Daniel Miller and the Los Angeles Times’ “Selling Stardom”

March 16, 2017

The show business reporter takes a walk on the seamier side of Hollywood, and meets a lot of wannabes with broken dreams (plus an agent who breaks down in front of him)

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Notable Narrative: Bernt Jakob Oksnes and “The Baby in the Plastic Bag”

March 7, 2017

The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet bucked the short-attention-span trend by committing to a nine-part serial -- and it paid off both in readers and a powerful narrative about an infant left for dead