Exploring the art and craft of story
October 18, 2018
October 17, 2018
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
Lizzie Johnson of The San Francisco Chronicle revisits the headlines to ask about the aftermath. Not all endings are happily-ever-after.
No huffing or puffing. Just research and notes. Lots and lots of notes.
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
Journalist, professor, author, mother – How does she do it all? With passion, persistence, another paycheck and perspective: "I'm not just one story."
Dan Barry and a team of New York Times reporters channel the voices of children held in migrant detention camps
A former farmer turns to writing to uncover the global crisis of farmer suicides – and plants the seeds of a response
The editor's advice: Study what's been published before. Be authoritative, fresh and "arresting." Dare to send a (good) cold pitch
The magazine is known for its hard-hitting investigations, but Ian Gordon says, “We write so much about bad actors that we're always looking for people to bring some levity to leaven the mix"
Jennifer Sahn also mounts a defense of the overwhelmed editor, and why you might not hear back right away when you email
In his profile of a fashion creative who works exclusively with feathers, The New Yorker reporter shows off his own plumage in the beautiful writing
Editor Douglas McGray doles out a million great tips and insights, including the possibly scary, "We really put a lot of weight on the pitch."