Annotation Tuesday!

An annotated project that “breaks the ‘rules’ in all the right ways”

January 15, 2019

How a ProPublica Illinois team used private records and an innovative collaboration with their sources to produce an investigative narrative

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THE PITCH: How to crack the code of live storytelling with Pop-Up Magazine

December 18, 2018

"Ephemeral" true stories that inform, surprise and delight

Annotation Tuesday!

How film class led to fighting wildfires which led to finding a home which led to a memoir

December 11, 2018

Sarah Berns took Outside readers smokejumping (and brothel-hopping). Now she takes us on a screenwriter's journey through narrative

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Braving the Drake Passage, swimming with leopard seals and interviewing a non-talker

December 4, 2018

National Geographic writer Craig Welch drafts behind visual storytellers and turns silent subjects into the compelling voices of climate change

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Serendipity brings two men together on the football field, and in the rest of life

November 13, 2018

How Sarah Spain and a team at ESPN reported the amazing true tale of a father and son who found each other without knowing who they were

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The Pitch: Can’t wait? A Marie Claire editor tries to answer pitches within 48 hours

October 16, 2018

Senior editor Kayla Webley Adler scouts for both hard-hitting and fun stories with women at the center. Helpful hint: pitch a story – not a topic

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After the fires: A surprising story of a haunted hero and the ashes of regret

September 18, 2018

Lizzie Johnson of The San Francisco Chronicle revisits the headlines to ask about the aftermath. Not all endings are happily-ever-after.

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Christopher Solomon on how he captured the controversial wolf man of Washington

September 11, 2018

No huffing or puffing. Just research and notes. Lots and lots of notes.

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The Pitch (Take Two): Erika Hayasaki on the reality of landing a big freelance story

August 28, 2018

In the second of a two-parter, the former LA Times reporter scrutinizes the first pitch – and then the revision – that earned her a cover piece in Wired

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The Pitch: Erika Hayasaki on how to leave the newsroom and kill it as a freelancer

August 21, 2018

Journalist, professor, author, mother – How does she do it all? With passion, persistence, another paycheck and perspective: "I'm not just one story."

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Immigration reporting from the inside-out: through the mouths and eyes of babes

August 13, 2018

Dan Barry and a team of New York Times reporters channel the voices of children held in migrant detention camps

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Feeding the world – and feeling despair

June 11, 2018

A former farmer turns to writing to uncover the global crisis of farmer suicides – and plants the seeds of a response