Folksinger and social activist Pete Seeger in 1986.

Why's This So Good?

Challenging the stereotype of Uvalde’s plucky child survivor

January 27, 2023

John Woodrow Cox invests time, attention and empathy to profile a girl who became the public voice of the town's messy recovery from trauma

Story Annotations

Spending time to report a meditation on the long tail of grief

January 26, 2023

A team from The New York Times immersed itself in Uvalde, Texas, after the "media horde" left and showed the fuller horror of a mass shooting

Story Annotations

A profile of a single mom trying to raise a “good man” balances transparency and privacy

January 19, 2023

Jose A. Del Real delivers a range of straightforward but sensitive stories in The Washington Post series about "Masculinity in America"

Strictly Q&A

How a documentary filmmaker captures “lived experience”

January 20, 2023

Omar Mullick, who made "Flight/Risk" about the Boeing 737 MAX crashes, discusses pros and cons of print vs film story work

Story Craft

Guidance on the lonely road of writing

A group of mid-career freelancers found inspiration, tools and fellow travelers in a weeklong nonfiction writing workshop

One Great Moment

“Sleep will not come for her…”

January 12, 2023

From the novel "The Marriage Portrait" by Maggie O'Farrell

From the Editor

The not-so-secret secret to winning a Pulitzer

January 10, 2023

Keeping your eye on the prize means keeping it on the story right in front of you — nor the one done yesterday or to be done tomorrow

Story Craft

If journalism is part of the problem, can it be part of the solution?

January 6, 2023

It is not enough for stories to expose problems to societal problems; they should explore how people tackle those problems

Personal Essays

The real “talent” behind great writing? Passion and practice

January 4, 2023

A writer and editor challenges the notion of born talent, and argues that superior skills are earned through a drive to learn the craft and do the work

From the Editor

Writing practice with a purpose

January 3, 2023

A career journalist ponders the imperfect mastery that comes from daily deadline writing, with a nod to Yoda

From the Editor

Tools and inspiration at your fingertips: The 2022 editor’s favorites

December 29, 2022

A non-exclusive list of Storyboard posts that explore the mastery of craft behind the art of nonfiction story work

From the Editor

Sex and cats: The 2022 people’s choice awards

December 28, 2022

The Storyboard posts that drew the top 10 pageviews from you, the readers