Jennifer Senior's mother, Rona, and aunt, Adele, at Adele's group home in November 2021.

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Jennifer Senior follows a personal trail to undo the erasure of her disabled aunt

November 29, 2023

The Atlantic writer uncovers the painful truth behind the treatment of a generation of Americans warehoused in asylums and denied by families

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Nonfiction author Kim Cross breaks down how to sell a book proposal

November 17, 2023

The narrative journalist details the upside of rejection, the importance of timing, the value of a good agent and the reality of advances

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Chasing the emotional escape of Dungeons & Dragons on death row

October 4, 2023

Author and one-time prisoner Keri Blakinger worked through nicknames, bureaucracies and emotional truths to write about gaming on death row

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A meditation on violence, grief and healing in Uvalde, Texas

August 24, 2023

The rivers that run through southwest Texas inspired author Kimberly Garza to tell a different story of her hometown's tragic school shooting

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Sally Jenkins on her intimate interview with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert

August 18, 2023

The Washington Post sports columnist used a career of trust and "sincere curiosity" to talk to the tennis greats about rivalry, cancer and friendship

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Six profiles and a first-person approach give dignity to the many faces of homelessness

April 21, 2023

A reporter for the Chicago Reader teams with a freelance photographer to document the personal cost of society's "lattice of failure"

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Auschwitz stories told by those who lived them

February 24, 2023

The director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland has collected hundreds of survivor testimonials, told with a rawness that no outsider could

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How a documentary filmmaker captures “lived experience”

January 20, 2023

Omar Mullick, who made "Flight/Risk" about the Boeing 737 MAX crashes, discusses pros and cons of print vs film story work

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The mastery of Supreme Court reporting, Part IV: Pre-reporting possibilities

December 2, 2022

Mark Sherman of the Associated Press anticipates the impact of even the most unlikely Court ruling, then pre-reports and pre-writes multiple ledes

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The mastery of Supreme Court reporting, Part III: Analysis and meaning over scoops

December 1, 2022

Ian Millhiser of Vox views the Court through a political lens and draws on his law school degree to translate "demon" legal language

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The mastery of Supreme Court reporting, Part II: The intersection of law and politics

November 30, 2022

Pulitzer winner Lawrence Hurley recently moved from Reuters to NBC where he focuses on the "practical impact" of Court rulings

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The mastery of Supreme Court reporting, Part I: authoritative, clear and fast

November 29, 2022

Robert Barnes of the Washington Post strives to make his coverage accessible without losing complexity or context; legal experts help