A Syrian woman begs in on a street in downtown Beirut in late May, 2021. The protracted situation of refugees from places like Syria and Myanmar  have created a cascade of economic and humanitarian crises.

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How a story originally reported for print was transformed for audio

June 3, 2021

The annotation of a This American Life episode shows how the same reporting was used to explore another aspect of the same story

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Embedding with EMTs to write about the first line of COVID first responders

May 21, 2021

Ava Kofman of ProPublica blended contextual and records reporting with intimate narrative interviews and observation

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A narrative on the political divide reported from the inside-out

April 20, 2021

Jose A. Del Real of The Washington Post uses phone, email and texts to profile a family torn apart by conflicting beliefs in "facts"

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Profiling homeless house-sitters to humanize the housing crisis in America

March 12, 2021

"My mission is to make people as excited to understand (housing) as I am," says freelance writer Francesca Mari

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How and why Katie Engelhart followed a woman’s journey to her “final exit”

March 3, 2021

A California Sunday Magazine profile of a woman with dementia is included in Engelhart's new book on right-to-die issues

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How a national correspondent gained trust to cover COVID in a tiny Kansas town

February 25, 2021

Trevor Hughes of USA Today worked his way from the outside-in to write about a rural community besieged by COVID

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How the magic of mushrooms inspired magical science writing about ecology

February 3, 2021

Ferris Jabr follows a forest ecologist into the woods to listen to the conversations that happen above and below ground

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Reconstructing the tragedy of COVID from the epicenter of New York City’s outbreak

January 7, 2021

Zooming in on a hard-hit corner of multi-cultural Queens, Dan Barry, Annie Correal and a New York Times team dared to get close and gain trust

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A profile of police victim George Floyd also explored the health toll of racism

December 1, 2020

A Washington Post series examined facets of systemic racism, and revealed aspects of Floyd's life story that raise deeper societal questions

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The project pitch that won funding from the International Women’s Media Foundation

October 23, 2020

"Don't start from the grant; start from the story," says reporter Ylenia Gostoli

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Reporting beyond the first headlines

October 14, 2020

A Washington Post team went back to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and found a story that defied easy narratives and cardboard characters

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An intimate narrative from inside a COVID-afflicted nursing home — reported by phone

October 7, 2020

Katie Engelhart on the reality of nursing homes and the undercovered issue of elder care in America: "We all think we won't end up in a nursing home."