U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Digital Storytelling

Rethinking how we see and understand news — and who frames it

June 7, 2019

As the digital revolution challenges the trustworthiness of visual images, it also inspires diverse and creative ways to portray a truer, more complex story

Notable Narratives

Not just a guilty pleasure: “Game of Thrones” holds essential writing lessons

June 5, 2019

Esteemed writing teacher Roy Peter Clark shares the 12 things he learned (or re-learned) about storytelling from the epic HBO series

Annotation Tuesday!

A sex worker plunges to her death and a reporter demands to know: Who was she?

June 4, 2019

Dan Barry led a team at The New York Times to uncover a name, a life history, and the sinister world of power and exploitation on 40th Road

Narrative News

Getting in the writing zone

May 31, 2019

Can writers achieve flow to ease the struggles of the work and soar?

Why's This So Good?

A tribute: On Herman Wouk and the incandescence of “Youngblood Hawke”

May 28, 2019

A 12-year-old Chip Scanlan "borrowed" his brother's book, read under the covers by flashlight, and vowed to become a writer

Short Takes

What a “true war story” is really about

May 27, 2019

Postscript from a reader about the powerful and troubling narratives of war

One Great Sentence

“A true war story is never moral.”

May 23, 2019

Tim O'Brien, from his novel "The Things They Carried"

5 Questions

What’s in a 50-year-old photo? The lingering gutwrench of the Vietnam War

May 23, 2019

An iconic photo from the 1968 Tet Offensive is revisited, raising questions about memory, identity, and and how we honor those who served

Story Craft

Roy Peter Clark on the search for the “embedded narrative”

May 21, 2019

How to find a compelling storyline in arts coverage — or any beat topic

Narrative News

Reflections on the challenges and triumphs of masculinity in changing times

May 16, 2019

An anthology of profiles by award-winning journalist Steve Oney is out in paperback, offering lessons in an essential journalistic artform

Annotation Tuesday!

On trial for the Ghost Ship warehouse fire: Was an accused villain miscast as the bad guy?

May 14, 2019

For "In the Ashes of Ghost Ship," Elizabeth Weil saw beyond existing news coverage to explore a story no one else had told

Digital Storytelling

How The New York Times tracked public data to produce “Killing Khashoggi”

May 9, 2019

A new breed of investigative reporters are tapping into digital surveillance, open-source tools and social media to create powerful video narratives