Story Craft

More on nut grafs: A sweet addendum

February 12, 2019

Nuts need not be tough or bitter, but should match stories in size and tone

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #6: Sitting pretty at the top

February 11, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Digital Storytelling

For the love of analog in a digital world

February 6, 2019

Small businesses in a small town join the retro revolution to paper and pen

Notable Narratives

A prescient voice speaks for the Earth

February 5, 2019

Seventy years after "A Sand County Almanac," Aldo Leopold's message grows in relevance

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #5: Pity the poor publisher

February 2, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

Story Craft

A nutcracker suite

February 1, 2019

Primas of storywork on how they interpret the dance of the nut graf

Story Craft

A nut graf by any other name might taste sweeter ~ and be more digestible

January 31, 2019

A defense of the summary nut as it is used in variations by Ken Burns, the Beatles and Shakespeare

Story Craft

Nut grafs: Overused, misused — or merely misunderstood?

January 29, 2019

When a summary nut beeps like the back-up horn on a truck or blinds like a searchlight, it can ruin the magic of a narrative

Short Takes

Newsroom Ode #4: Don’t shoot the photographer

January 28, 2019

A dead-tree dinosaur writes from the edge of extinction

5 Questions

From a Kickstarter about avocados to conviction as an American spy

January 22, 2019

How Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian turned 544 days in an Iranian prison into a story about love, journalism and a broken homeland

Annotation Tuesday!

Shining light on a “shadow” special-ed program in the Georgia public schools

January 22, 2019

Rachel Aviv of The New Yorker uses the narrative of one child in one school to reveal the widespread costs of "separate and unequal"