Ben Yagoda

About Ben Yagoda

Ben Yagoda

Ben Yagoda’s books include “About Town: ’The New Yorker’ and the World It Made;” “How to Not Write Bad;” and “The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism,” which he coedited with Kevin Kerrane. Among his current projects is the blog He taught journalism at the University of Delaware for twenty-five years.

The sense of an ending

By Story Craft June 23, 2014

Whether you spell them “ledes” or “leads,” opening lines get a lot of attention. And why wouldn’t they? Sitting at the keyboard, with all the tedious and sometimes annoying reporting done, a writer is spoiled for choice, a world of … Read more