From the Editor

For the love of the (story) game

September 26, 2023

The editor reflects on what she learned about reporting and writing narrative from reading and covering sports

From the Editor

Seed money for news, narrative and democracy

September 12, 2023

A consortium of foundations gives $500 million to support and sustain local news, which is is the foundation of true story work

From the Editor

A writer’s education, from pen pals to bylines

August 29, 2023

Then editor muses on her background in writing to be read and understood by others

From the Editor

Read not just for the what of the story, but for the how of the writing

August 22, 2023

The editor has made a lifelong practice of studying other writers – not to write like them, but to understand how writing works

From the Editor

J-school beyond the textbook

August 17, 2023

The editor cites a few teaching resources that are all around — and free

From the Editor

Helping each other navigate obscure records and obdurate sources

August 8, 2023

The editor reflects on the need for journalists to support and learn from each other to defend and serve the public's right to know

From the Editor

Back-seat story magic

August 2, 2023

How 90 minutes stuck in traffic yielded a story about the economy, culture, tradition and family love

From the Editor

Making prison stories relevant and relatable

July 25, 2023

The editor considers what draws some journalists to prison-based stories or programs, and what we can learn from them

From the Editor

Staying cool in the face of heated criticism

July 18, 2023

Journalists not only need to remain independent of faction, but unwavering in the face of partisan screeds

From the Editor

The unlimited shelf life of story ideas

July 11, 2023

A story that isn't ready or doable in the moment may come back around to be a far better one

From the Editor

The necessary work of writing

July 5, 2023

The editor reflects on a lifetime of the price paid for a career in journalism: having to write

From the Editor

Deadline journalism unplugged

June 20, 2023

Some creative problem-solving by CNN, complete with paper notebooks, high school students and a pay phone