Strictly Q&A

David Grann Part 2: Craft wisdom and breaking into narrative nonfiction

January 11, 2024

The renowned author shares insights on vetting story ideas, meticulous research and revision, the value of editors and pitching The New Yorker

Strictly Q&A

David Grann Part 1: A deep-dive into “The Wager”

January 10, 2024

The New Yorker writer and bestselling author — who says he's not a “natural writer” —  shares the research and writing process behind his latest book

From the Editor

When journalism is a defense against despair

January 9, 2024

The editor ponders the role journalism plays in delivering hard news while also representing the best hopes of democracy

Strictly Q&A

When a Pulitzer-winning book is banned

January 4, 2024

Robert Samuels' co-authored book about the life and death of George Floyd was labeled inappropriate for students at a Tennessee high school

From the Editor

The power of flexible focus

January 2, 2024

As a new year begins, the editor reflects on three words that can power our stories — and our aspirations: What happens next?

Narrative News

An editor’s sampler: ICYMI recommendations from 2023

December 29, 2023

The editor offers a range of 10 posts that teach, surprise, delight — and demonstrate Storyboard's commitment to the community

Narrative News

Readers have spoken: Top posts of 2023

December 28, 2023

The 10 most-viewed Storyboard posts show a strong interest in practical tools and the emerging art of investigative narratives

From the Editor

The enduring gift of stories

December 25, 2023

A father finds a story that works for his infant daughter — and for the world

Personal Essays

Not taking “no” for an answer

December 20, 2023

A freelancer persisted through multiple rejections and 17 edits to land an article in a favorite magazine

From the Editor

Can a paper napkin serve your writing?

December 19, 2023

Small, random surfaces — like napkins, postcards, Post-its and notecards — can provide a non-intimidating space for ideas and drafts

Narrative News

Writing award named for Roy Peter Clark

December 14, 2023

The Poynter Journalism Prizes introduce a new category for short writing in honor of "America's writing coach"

Story Craft

Gifts for reporters and writers!

December 13, 2023

Just in time for the holidays — or any day — journalist and author Kim Cross shares her must-have reporting and writing tools