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Rejecting the simplified news narrative

July 2, 2020

Documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr probes the complexity of the human psyche in well-known criminal cases

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Reporting the emotionally sensitive story through trauma and physical distance

June 25, 2020

An L.A. Times metro reporter leans on eight years covering South L.A., and on her humanity, to write about Nipsey Hussle, covid, racial injustice and more

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The route to a Pulitzer in opinion writing: rigorous reporting

June 24, 2020

A newcomer to a tiny newspaper in rural Texas brings fresh eyes, big-city experience, a drummer's rhythm, and some "swagger" to his editorials

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A day-in-the-life profile of a grocery store during the coronavirus shutdown

June 2, 2020

A Los Angeles Times story from inside a grocery store reveals the power of detail, dialog and a tight narrative frame

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Triple profile: A mountain town, a beloved newspaper, and an unlikely hero

May 6, 2020

A veteran foreign correspondent finds a hero tale in a tiny California town: "A story is a story no matter where it takes place."

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A “nut case” buys a mountain town newspaper to save it

May 6, 2020

Four months after acting on impulse, what has a non-journalist local hero learned about the romance and reality of journalism?

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A writer channels her own life of fear to report about science and psychology

March 31, 2020

Award-winning freelancer and outdoorswoman Eva Holland weaves memoir and research in her debut book "Nerve"

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Calling out Olympic officials’ past failures as coronavirus threatens the 2020 Games

March 18, 2020

Washington Post sports columnist Sally Jenkins is fierce in her support of striving athletes: "I make my living off their sweat."

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How the personal narrative can make the difference between prison and release

February 25, 2020

A veteran journalist discovers the role of story in America's prison system — and "human resilience and grace in the face of adversity"

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When the story we cover becomes our own

January 9, 2020

A reporter chronicles the shutdown of a factory and the closing of his newspaper, capturing a familiar “cycle of death and exodus”

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Coming home from stories of war

December 4, 2019

Washington Post war correspondent Pam Constable about reporting, writing and surviving in the field

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Three core story principles, along with tea, baked goods and endless enthusiasm

October 31, 2019

Venerable breaking news site Reuters ventures into narrative journalism with former L.A. Times and Storyboard editor Kari Howard at the helm