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Pearls before Breakfast, Reprised

By Short Takes September 30, 2014

Almost anyone who loves narrative journalism or music or social experiments or who simply believes that children are wiser than adults knows the Gene Weingarten story “Pearls Before Breakfast.” In this Washington Post magazine piece, which won the 2008 … Read more

Finding the Tribe

By From Nieman Reports September 11, 2014

When Hillary Frank first started producing “The Longest Shortest Time” podcast in 2010, she was going through a rough time herself. A radio producer for more than a decade, she suffered health complications after her daughter was born … Read more

Required Reading, Session Two

By Short Takes September 9, 2014

Welcome to the second session of our discussion with narrative instructors about the stories they’re assigning students this fall. If you missed Monday’s recommendations from Alex Kotlowitz, Doug Foster and Kelley Benham French, you can … Read more

Required Reading, Session One

By Short Takes September 8, 2014

As the academic year gets underway, we decided to ask some top narrative journalism instructors what they’re assigning their students to study this semester and why. There are some tried-and-true favorites, certainly. You might expect Susan Orlean‘s … Read more

3 (Stories) for 2 (Days)

By Short Takes September 5, 2014

It’s time for Storyboard’s three weekend picks. Here they are: In honor of Roger Federer’s gritty performance in Thursday’s U.S. Open quarterfinal, it seems fitting to re-read David Foster Wallace’s 2006 essay about him in The New … Read more