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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."

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Narrative of Oregon town’s hellish wildfire experience is a lesson in deadline writing

September 29, 2020

The entire reporting staff of the Salem Reporter worked together to deliver a fast-turn and gripping 4,500-word narrative on a deadly Oregon fire

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How Reveal investigated the systemic abuse of America’s caregivers

September 22, 2020

An investigative series exposed the entrenched practice of exploiting care workers for profit, giving silenced and underpaid caregivers a voice