Alexander Trowbridge made a desk out of hay bales and got to work editing video on his phone to complete the challenge he made for himself in episode four of Field Testing.

Digital Storytelling

Everything you need (and more) to shoot great selfie video

May 5, 2021

Field Testing - Episode 3: Building the perfect camera rig that lets you be in — and out of — the story

Why's This So Good?

Ernest Hemingway’s true and lasting writing lessons

May 4, 2021

A new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explores the complexity of the man, and the legacy of his work

Digital Storytelling

How to take your journalism to new heights with a drone

April 29, 2021

Field Testing - Episode 2: Drones are small, simple and cinematic — but they also come with a lot of rules and restrictions

Digital Storytelling

What working on a farm taught a journalist about visual storytelling

April 28, 2021

Field Testing - Episode 1: In which our correspondent explains what he's doing in a bean field with a selfie stick

One Great Moment

“… a fleeting fit of frustration” over the F word

April 27, 2021

Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes in a lead about a U.S. Supreme Court case

From the Editor

The slogging reality of writing

April 26, 2021

An editor and writing coach finds herself in the same muddle she advises others out of

Personal Essays

What a retired journalist learned about re-learning to write

April 22, 2021

After 40 years as an editor and professor, Steven A. Smith goes back to his writing roots and dares to find a personal voice

Story Annotations

A narrative on the political divide reported from the inside-out

April 20, 2021

Jose A. Del Real of The Washington Post uses phone, email and texts to profile a family torn apart by conflicting beliefs in "facts"

Narrative News

Taking the “student” out of student journalist

April 15, 2021

A Salem, Oregon, school board apologized to the high school newspaper editor for criticizing work it deemed "too political"

From the Editor

Some uncomfortable challenges facing journalism

April 13, 2021

The digital upheaval gutted the traditional business model, but those aren't the only issues we need to confront

Narrative News

Sharpen your narrative journalism skills in 2021 at these writers’ conferences

February 17, 2021

(Updated April 12, 2021) A developing list of gatherings you can attend in person or online

From the Editor

Common-sense questions don’t always yield common-sense answers

April 9, 2021

Resistance to the COVID vaccine carries echoes of past stories