Students from Jan Winburn's trauma reporting class at the University of Montana. Winburn is second from the left in the first row, behind her dog, Boomer.

From the Editor

Solstice stories

December 21, 2021

Some meditation while shoveling snow brings thoughts of miracles, from seasonal kindness to the daily newspapers

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The multiplier effect of one good teacher

December 14, 2021

The death last week of writing coach Don Fry inspires a consideration of the unmappable influence of one special teacher

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Writing that dares to sing

December 8, 2021

Playing with "what if?" can send stories into new and creative directions

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The spiraling nature of news

November 17, 2021

Connecting the dots between current news, past events and future implications can help readers understand context and significance

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Stumbling into a social media community

November 11, 2021

A local BuyNothing website becomes a sense of neighborhood connection

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Collected reflections on John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”

August 6, 2021

On the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Hersey's book still teaches about humanity and the craft of writing

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The journalistic dangers of binary thinking

June 30, 2021

As society evolves, journalists need subjects, sources, interviewing skills, and style guides to evolve along with it

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How Memorial Day memories become today’s stories

May 31, 2021

Anniversaries and rituals can inspire curiosity which turns into creative enterprise

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How lessons from past stories can inform future stories

May 26, 2021

Dissect early-career story adventures to discover tools and techniques you can use to report, write, edit and teach

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Writing: Nine parts mechanic, one part muse

May 20, 2021

Some thoughts on the work it takes to create the art

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The slogging reality of writing

April 26, 2021

An editor and writing coach finds herself in the same muddle she advises others out of

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Some uncomfortable challenges facing journalism

April 13, 2021

The digital upheaval gutted the traditional business model, but those aren't the only issues we need to confront