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A science writer with comedic timing profiles an alligator with star power

June 21, 2022

A newcomer to the Los Angeles Times pings off an obscure anniversary to retell the story of an unlikely celebrity

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Writing about the unthinkable pain of child suicides

May 6, 2022

Author, essayist and lecturer Andrew Solomon weaves statistics and personal pain to explores the toll that depression takes on young children

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A view of Ukraine, from an America journalist who has made his life there

March 31, 2022

Fired from the Kyiv Post over editorial independence, Brian Bonner now is an editor without a newsroom: "Part of me feels like an amputee."

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A successful investigative career and a vision led Jim Morris to take a risk

March 18, 2022

The Pivot: Neither the pandemic nor uncertainty blocked Morris' launch of a start-up devoted to public health reporting

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Not your usual police report

March 10, 2022

When Lt. Tim Cotton took over the Bangor, Maine, Police Department’s Facebook page, he made it into a social media sensation

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Reporting trauma: Nathan Rott on the tragedy of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

February 17, 2022

The NPR reporter honored his "no-knock" rule to find personal stories about the loss of a wildlands firefighting crew

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How a reporter found the true story behind a false story of sex trafficking

February 15, 2022

Jessica Contrera of The Washington Post revealed the numerous victims of a viral internet thread, from a retailer to a 13-year-old girl

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Reporting trauma: Moni Basu on following an earthquake survivor

February 10, 2022

The former CNN reporter returned to Haiti several times to follow a young woman who had been trapped in the rubble

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Reporting trauma: Jessica Ravitz on farmer suicides

February 3, 2022

Ravitz made time and space for a daughter and son to talk about their father's death in hopes of helping others

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Reporting trauma: John D. Sutter on Hurricane Maria

January 27, 2022

Sutter spent a year following victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico for CNN, and gained insights about taking care of story subjects and himself.

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An obit gets honest and goes viral

January 25, 2022

The son of a bawdy woman talks about writing an irreverent obituary to match his mom's irreverent life

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How an “immersionist” held up the story of one homeless child as “a mirror to America”

December 10, 2021

Pulitzer-winner Andrea Elliott of The New York Times followed a homeless child named Dasani for eight years, from newspaper project to book