Romanian orphans pass away their hours without toys at Bucharest's Number One Orphanage in Bucharest, Romania, February 14, 1991. Many of Romania's approximate 100,000 orphans found homes with foreign adopting parents in the 1980s and '90s, but the government tightened up adoption rules to stop profiteering baby traders. Over the years, many adoptive families faced serious challenges with children who were unable to adjust.

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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

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Can deep reporting answer the ultimate coronavirus question: How will it end?

April 21, 2020

Atlantic staff writer Ed Yong pulled threads of science, politics, economics and psychology to chart the path to an unknown future

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A religion reporter profiles a charismatic community drawn to a “miracle Bible”

April 14, 2020

Slate's Ruth Graham leans on local newspaper reports, expertise in religion coverage and a history in the evangelical church to write oil, faith and politics

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Writing the character, contradictions and soul of a place

March 24, 2020

Dan Zak of the Washington Post toured 800 miles of Iowa in five days to explore the real place behind the political headlines and cultural cliches

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A war correspondent and mom faces new fears in the early days of coronavirus

March 17, 2020

Singapore-based freelancer Megan Stack uses journaling, texts and personal experience in a New Yorker essay about our collective social anxiety

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The chronic pain of runaway medical debt

December 24, 2019

An investigative narrative exposes a system where the bounty hunter rules

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From basketball stardom to rosary beads

December 10, 2019

Twenty-five years after a college athlete keeps a promise to God, ESPN follows up with a rare story from inside a cloistered convent