Alex Reyes de Anda with his partner, Fernanda, after giving birth to his daughter, Victoria

From the Editor

Writing without words

March 14, 2023

A watercolor workshop offers wisdom about the art and lifetime practice of storytelling in any form

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Squirrels (and newspapers) as threatened species

February 21, 2023

The editor discovers that not all squirrels are the same, and that some, like independent community news sites, should not be taken for granted

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Intimate stories in abstract numbers

February 14, 2023

As the death toll from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria rises, the editor reflects on the individual stories those numbers represent

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How empathy can tell a more honest story of gun-violence trauma

January 31, 2023

Separate profiles of best friends in the Uvalde school shooting — one who died, one who survived — reveal sensitivity and depth

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How to exercise your descriptive muscles

January 24, 2023

Use the world around you as a playground to stretch your skills at using analogy and metaphor

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The not-so-secret secret to winning a Pulitzer

January 10, 2023

Keeping your eye on the prize means keeping it on the story right in front of you — nor the one done yesterday or to be done tomorrow

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Writing practice with a purpose

January 3, 2023

A career journalist ponders the imperfect mastery that comes from daily deadline writing, with a nod to Yoda

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Tools and inspiration at your fingertips: The 2022 editor’s favorites

December 29, 2022

A non-exclusive list of Storyboard posts that explore the mastery of craft behind the art of nonfiction story work

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Sex and cats: The 2022 people’s choice awards

December 28, 2022

The Storyboard posts that drew the top 10 pageviews from you, the readers

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A supreme beat education: The U.S. Supreme Court

December 5, 2022

Covering courts can give reporters access to stories about all aspects of society — past, present and future

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Reading and redefining the “classics”

November 21, 2022

A lifelong reader reflects on filling — and then letting go of — gaps in a literary education

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Journalistic superpowers: Curiosity, clarity and discomfort

November 2, 2022

Conversations with reporters reinforced the notion that we often go to impolite places, and that doing so can be a kindness