The New Yorker

5 Questions for Jill Lepore

By Talks October 6, 2014

No wonder Jill Lepore describes herself as a “code-switcher.” She’s both a prize-winning professor of history at Harvard University and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. Her most recent book, … Read more

Registration Open: Narrative Conference at Berkeley

Narrative News September 5, 2014

Registration is now open for “The Latest in Longform,” the new, small-scale narrative journalism conference at the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Organized by former Nieman narrative maven Constance Hale, the Nov. 8 conference is … Read more

The sense of an ending

Why's this (sentence) so good? June 23, 2014

Whether you spell them “ledes” or “leads,” opening lines get a lot of attention. And why wouldn’t they? Sitting at the keyboard, with all the tedious and sometimes annoying reporting done, a writer is spoiled for choice, a world of … Read more