EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, Nieman Reports magazine takes an unflinching look at domestic violence, and at the challenges and imperative of covering for what it is: not a “crime of passion” but a global social crisis. The magazine explores how the issue is being covered in… Read More

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Lessons from a relentless “Reporter”

August 16, 2019

Gleaning fundamental wisdom from the dogged work of Seymour Hersh

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Roy Peter Clark on the search for the “embedded narrative”

May 21, 2019

How to find a compelling storyline in arts coverage — or any beat topic

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Foreshadow forward; echo back

May 2, 2019

The art of the "callback" in comedy, film, literature and journalism: When repetition isn't redundancy, but theme and structure

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A young journalist is inspired by fickle spring weather (and an old newspaper story)

April 30, 2019

How a 300-word assignment, and a quick read of Ken Fuson's "What a Day!" from 1995, was channeled into a nonfiction prose poem

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Learning from what seem the unkindest cuts

April 23, 2019

A science journalist comes to terms with what is lost — and not — when favorite passages are edited out of her long-form story

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Hitting home runs with story pitches

April 5, 2019

Agents and editors at the 2019 Power of Narrative conference lob feedback and advice in a live pitch session

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Probing dark corners and dark souls

April 5, 2019

The risks and rewards of covering society's monsters: Insights from the 2019 Power of Narrative conference

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Ripping up the narrative arc and fumbling your way to structure

April 3, 2019

2019 Power of Narrative: Dave Cullen on how he wove time and perspectives to tell a fuller story of the Columbine High School shootings

Narrative News

High notes from the keynotes

March 29, 2019

Quick hits from featured speakers at the 2019 Power of Narrative Conference

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Golden nuggets from the rich river of narrative nonfiction

March 28, 2019

Big Ideas from small sessions at the 2019 Power of Narrative Conference

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Can a soundtrack ease you through a story?

February 21, 2019

A veteran journalist tuned into music to turn on her writing

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Forget the chocolates. Tell a story instead

February 14, 2019

A Valentine's Day sampler of non-cliche love stories