Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post for the last eight years, has announced his retirement effective Feb. 28, 2021.

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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

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What challenged Andrea Pitzer to write what she calls her best work ever

September 10, 2020

A harrowing trip to the far Arctic linked history, the climate and personal trauma to reveal beauty and pain as inseparable, and the Arctic as a love song

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Economic Hardship Reporting Project seeks story pitches that personalize poverty

September 2, 2020

"Mine your life," says managing director David Wallis; think about what you’re an expert in and share that story

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Bearing witness inside a funeral home at the pitch of the COVID pandemic

August 14, 2020

A team from Vanity Fair paints an intimate portrait of death and horror — and a staff determined to meet them with dignity and humanity

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What happens when a superstar novelist is asked to profile a superstar actress?

July 28, 2020

Ann Patchett writes about Reese Witherspoon: No celebrity dirt, a storytelling structure, lots of dialog about books and houses and feminism

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Navigating ethics, culture and safety to immerse in immigration and Covid

July 8, 2020

Pulitzer Prize winner Hannah Dreier writes an "unusually quiet story" that presented challenges of access, health risks and structure