Exploring the art and craft of story
March 21, 2019
Jill U. Adams
March 20, 2019
March 13, 2019
An amateur photographer's blog provides lessons for all storytellers on where to train your eye
Rejections aren't personal: “70 percent of why pitches don't work has nothing to do with the writer”
Rachel Aviv of The New Yorker uses the narrative of one child in one school to reveal the widespread costs of "separate and unequal"
How a ProPublica Illinois team used private records and an innovative collaboration with their sources to produce an investigative narrative
"Ephemeral" true stories that inform, surprise and delight
Sarah Berns took Outside readers smokejumping (and brothel-hopping). Now she takes us on a screenwriter's journey through narrative
National Geographic writer Craig Welch drafts behind visual storytellers and turns silent subjects into the compelling voices of climate change
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
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