Jane Austen

5 Questions

A bag of ashes, a research-loving reporter, the public library, and a three-hour hunt

September 6, 2019

Shop Class: A newspaper reporter accepts a two-word challenge, and finds a veteran's survivors after police give up

Narrative News

A new “true story” award honors longform nonfiction from around the world

September 6, 2019

Top winners from Russia, U.S., China; a foundation created by independent Swiss journalists seeks to "broaden the predominantly Western view"

Narrative News

Revisiting the “Ghost Ship” fire

September 6, 2019

Verdicts in the case of a deadly fire at an artists' warehouse provide no clear answers, but prompt another look at an annotated profile of the accused

5 Questions

A self-made freelance career (with a little help along the way)

August 29, 2019

Barry Yeoman talks about a life of learning to report, write, listen, and keep up

Annotation Tuesday!

Chasing ghosts that will forever haunt

August 27, 2019

"Ghosts of Highway 20:" Through serendipity, creativity and care, a newspaper in Oregon finds answers 40 years after police and courts failed

Story Craft

Shop class: Stuck before you start? Eat a cookie, take a walk, set it out for the elves

August 28, 2019

Advice to a blocked writer from others who have suffered the same

5 Questions

Reclaiming history with jars of dirt, and building stories from the ground up

August 23, 2019

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Alabama's memorial to slavery was conceived through the eyes of slavery's descendants

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Story Craft

Lessons from a relentless “Reporter”

August 16, 2019

Gleaning fundamental wisdom from the dogged work of Seymour Hersh

Why's This So Good?

Romancing the moon in the reality of time

August 15, 2019

Esquire politics blogger Charles P. Pierce shines light on the "historical transcendence" of the moon landing by framing it in a darker context

Why's This So Good?

A tribute to the “beauty and power” of work by novelist Toni Morrison

August 6, 2019

Roy Peter Clark: What I learned about writing from reading Toni Morrison

5 Questions

14 hours from event to post: Delivering narrative with context on deadline

August 6, 2019

Politico Magazine’s Michael Kruse leans on tried-and-true storytelling techniques (and a good editor) to deliver "something else" from a news event