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

From the Editor

Why journalists rise up in the face of fear

January 11, 2021

A reflection on clarity and purpose: "There was only one place for me to go."

From the Editor

Thrilling journalism in face of a terrible year

January 5, 2021

Excellence in times that "try men's souls"

From the Editor

Passports to authentic reporting: a foreign view, and a view through empathy

December 31, 2020

Two anchors to keep you moored wherever you are and whatever the story

From the Editor

A very few of my favorite fiction reads of 2020

December 24, 2020

It was a year of great journalism about hard things — and fiction that soothed along the way

From the Editor

A go-to list of how-to story craft posts from 2020

December 23, 2020

While all Storyboard posts offer lessons from the masters of the craft, we offer a few practical stand-outs from the past year

From the Editor

Practical tools, pro survival tips and poetry led Nieman Storyboard’s top posts of 2020

December 22, 2020

The list shows a range of interests in story subjects and approaches, and a strong desire to peek behind the curtains of storywork

From the Editor

#3 rule of pitching: Flyspeck your copy

November 20, 2020

In story pitches, first impressions count

From the Editor

Writing history as we live it

November 10, 2020

Daily coverage of political chaos in the U.S. is telling the deep narrative of our times as they happen

From the Editor

Story roots and consequences

October 20, 2020

Putting an issue in context means reporting its origins and exploring its implications

From the Editor

#2 rule of pitching: Respect submission protocols

October 9, 2020

Following form doesn't have to limit creativity, and shows you are a professional

From the Editor

#1 rule of pitching: Study the publication

September 25, 2020

Researching the basics of the site you're pitching to — story length, purpose and tone — reveals respect for the work of reporting

From the Editor

7 Fatal Flaws of Story Pitches

September 3, 2020

How to identify common mistakes that get in the way of landing that big idea