Narrative News

The sentences that make the stories

April 18, 2019

Two books honored by the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes; two simple sentences from those books; lessons in journalism inspired by those sentences

Narrative News

Insight from the other side of the notebook

April 16, 2019

In the wake of unspeakable grief, parents from the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings kept lists of journalists they would, and wouldn't, talk to

Why's This So Good?

Avoiding false judgments in journalism about Trump’s evangelical supporters

April 11, 2019

A religion scholar assesses how the Washington Post's Stephanie McCrummen avoids predictable pitfalls in "Judgment Days"

Digital Storytelling

“74 seconds” that led to a man’s death, a cop’s trial and a 22-episode podcast

April 10, 2019

2019 Power of Narrative: How a Minnesota Public Radio team turned a real-time rolling news into a compelling serial drama

Narrative News

“Losing Earth:” Nathaniel Rich’s epic on the failure to confront climate change

April 9, 2019

A new book, a "Fresh Air" interview, and a reprise of a deep-dive conversation

Story Craft

Hitting home runs with story pitches

April 5, 2019

Agents and editors at the 2019 Power of Narrative conference lob feedback and advice in a live pitch session

Story Craft

Probing dark corners and dark souls

April 5, 2019

The risks and rewards of covering society's monsters: Insights from the 2019 Power of Narrative conference

Story Craft

Ripping up the narrative arc and fumbling your way to structure

April 3, 2019

2019 Power of Narrative: Dave Cullen on how he wove time and perspectives to tell a fuller story of the Columbine High School shootings

Narrative News

High notes from the keynotes

March 29, 2019

Quick hits from featured speakers at the 2019 Power of Narrative Conference

Story Craft

Golden nuggets from the rich river of narrative nonfiction

March 28, 2019

Big Ideas from small sessions at the 2019 Power of Narrative Conference

5 Questions

Grounding apocalyptic issues in reality without losing hope

March 21, 2019

Q&A with Washington Post writer Dan Zak about his daring and emotional query about climate change, and finding some calm in the controversy