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A master of sports journalism tackles a new writing challenge: narrative on Facebook

November 18, 2020

National Sports Media Hall of Famer Dave Kindred's posts about visits to his ailing wife, his late grandson and life during COVID hit a chord with readers

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Challenges of sourcing, safety and reporting for narrative in China

November 11, 2020

Ten-plus years reporting from China has taught Sui-Lee Wee to work around obstacles and lean on the local press for help

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How a reporter tracked good intentions to problematic consequences in family court

October 13, 2020

A Marshall Project/Atlantic investigation into "child-abuse pediatricians" found families misjudged by a system meant to protect children

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How a viral tweet led to a sensitive story on family, race and America

September 30, 2020

A Los Angeles Times reporter used new and old tools (listening!) to gain access and trust

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Writing rituals: Superstition or productivity?

August 12, 2020

A book captures the obsessive habits of great authors — quirks that writing coach Chip Scanlan says help writers focus and summon the Muse

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What crisis reporting can teach about better sports reporting

June 30, 2020

An award-winning sports reporter draws on three tools to find relevant stories in any situation

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The challenge of precision: As descriptors evolve, the press must be clear

June 18, 2020

A resource offers terms and definitions within the world of LGBTQ+

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Building writing muscles — a postcard a day

April 28, 2020

An award-winning sports reporter learns to relax his professional writing by penning personal notes on postcards

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A Writer’s Survival Guide: Tips for defying distraction

April 23, 2020

One moderately productive, relatively-sane freelancer’s approach to writing through a crisis

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Deadline writing when the world is in chaos, your house is imploding and kids are home from school

April 22, 2020

While much of the world has altered its pace during the coronavirus, deadline demands have not

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Teaching narrative in the time of coronavirus

April 16, 2020

A former Washington Post editor retrofits a journalism class at Stanford — and finds many of the best reporting tools still fit

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Six core questions to spark fresh ideas

April 1, 2020

Shop class: What we can learn about finding and focusing original enterprise stories from watching the early days of coronavirus coverage