Strictly Q&A

How limitations — COVID, budgets, access and more — can spark fresh ideas

September 17, 2020

From coaching camera skills to honoring drone laws, the lifestyles production unit at GBH in Boston chases creative documentary work

Story Annotations

What challenged Andrea Pitzer to write what she calls her best work ever

September 10, 2020

A harrowing trip to the far Arctic linked history, the climate and personal trauma to reveal beauty and pain as inseparable, and the Arctic as a love song

Strictly Q&A

Introducing “The Pivot,” in which journalists find their way through industry chaos

September 9, 2020

National Magazine Award winner Chris Jones loses his job and his marriage, so writes his way to Mars

From the Editor

7 Fatal Flaws of Story Pitches

September 3, 2020

How to identify common mistakes that get in the way of landing that big idea

Story Annotations

Economic Hardship Reporting Project seeks story pitches that personalize poverty

September 2, 2020

"Mine your life," says managing director David Wallis; think about what you’re an expert in and share that story

Strictly Q&A

How reporting through time and place reveals character

August 28, 2020

ESPN's Wright Thompson returns to an old subject — Michael Jordan — and finds a fresh story in the haunted soil of his history

Strictly Q&A

One cold case murder. Two narrative forms.

August 26, 2020

A magazine writer and a documentary filmmaker discuss how storytelling platforms shaped their coverage of the same cold case hate murder

Strictly Q&A

How a high school journalist geared up to cover protests in Portland, Oregon

August 20, 2020

Eddy Binford-Ross provided nightly eye-witness coverage of historic, and sometimes violent, clashes between police and protestors

Personal Essays

Rewriting the “hero’s journey” to fit a feminine narrative

August 19, 2020

A writer on a hunt to understand classic story structure ponders politics, movies and her grandmother's life, and searches for a journey of their own

Strictly Q&A

Two veteran newswomen learn podcasting to retell the story of women’s suffrage

August 18, 2020

Award-winning journalists Ellen Goodman and Lynn Sherr take a deep and intimate dive into the history of the 19th Amendment in "She Votes!"

Story Annotations

Bearing witness inside a funeral home at the pitch of the COVID pandemic

August 14, 2020

A team from Vanity Fair paints an intimate portrait of death and horror — and a staff determined to meet them with dignity and humanity