Romanian orphans pass away their hours without toys at Bucharest's Number One Orphanage in Bucharest, Romania, February 14, 1991. Many of Romania's approximate 100,000 orphans found homes with foreign adopting parents in the 1980s and '90s, but the government tightened up adoption rules to stop profiteering baby traders. Over the years, many adoptive families faced serious challenges with children who were unable to adjust.

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Wisdom from Melissa Fay Greene about deep reporting on sensitive subjects

September 23, 2020

Her Atlantic story following the fate of adopted Romanian orphans delves into science, psychology and the tricky shoals of parenthood

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How limitations — COVID, budgets, access and more — can spark fresh ideas

September 17, 2020

From coaching camera skills to honoring drone laws, the lifestyles production unit at GBH in Boston chases creative documentary work

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Introducing “The Pivot,” in which journalists find their way through industry chaos

September 9, 2020

National Magazine Award winner Chris Jones loses his job and his marriage, so writes his way to Mars

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How reporting through time and place reveals character

August 28, 2020

ESPN's Wright Thompson returns to an old subject — Michael Jordan — and finds a fresh story in the haunted soil of his history

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One cold case murder. Two narrative forms.

August 26, 2020

A magazine writer and a documentary filmmaker discuss how storytelling platforms shaped their coverage of the same cold case hate murder

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How a high school journalist geared up to cover protests in Portland, Oregon

August 20, 2020

Eddy Binford-Ross provided nightly eye-witness coverage of historic, and sometimes violent, clashes between police and protestors

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Two veteran newswomen learn podcasting to retell the story of women’s suffrage

August 18, 2020

Award-winning journalists Ellen Goodman and Lynn Sherr take a deep and intimate dive into the history of the 19th Amendment in "She Votes!"

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Extraordinary access: A reporter follows a police officer on a mental health call

August 11, 2020

Hannah Dreier of the Washington Post reveals the complexity of policing in her narrative of an officer, a troubled woman, a gun, and cell phone cameras

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How the “Beyonce of earthquakes” uses storytelling to explain science

August 4, 2020

Seismologist Lucy Jones mixes an "alchemy" of hard data and compelling imagery to relay messages about risk and response

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Fashion reporting as cultural criticism

July 21, 2020

Pulitzer winner Robin Givhan uses her skills as a fashion critic to deliver social and political commentary, and call out the emperor beneath the clothes

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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