5 Questions

When the story we cover becomes our own

January 9, 2020

A reporter chronicles the shutdown of a factory and the closing of his newspaper, capturing a familiar “cycle of death and exodus”

Why's This So Good?

Not just another sappy Christmas story

January 3, 2020

Letters to Santa, seen through the eyes of a veteran journalist, reveal the wonders and worries of childhood

Story Craft

The narrative of the year behind? Start now

January 1, 2020

Thomas Curwen of the Los Angeles Times reminds us of all the (beautiful) news that wouldn't fit in 2019

Narrative News

A career newspaperwoman visits the Newseum in its final days

December 31, 2019

She captures the emotional rise and fall of America's "temple to journalism"

Short Takes

Gratitude Notes (#22): Carved ducks and coffee

December 24, 2019

How the New Yorker's Paige Williams makes it work

Annotation Tuesday!

The chronic pain of runaway medical debt

December 24, 2019

An investigative narrative exposes a system where the bounty hunter rules