Jim Sheeler won the 2006 Pultizer Prize in feature writing for

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Jim Sheeler turned the simple obituary into a high and reverent art

September 23, 2021

Sheeler, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing, is dead at 53

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Braving the Drake Passage, swimming with leopard seals, and interviewing a non-talker

August 13, 2021

From the archives: National Geographic writer Craig Welch turns silent subjects into the compelling voices of climate change

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What the “Insect Apocalypse” reveals about faulty human memory

August 12, 2021

From the archives: Brooke Jarvis takes windshield wipers to environmental blindness and reveals why we should heed the bugs

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A conversation with Nathaniel Rich on “Losing Earth,” human inertia and storytelling as “a moral act”

August 11, 2021

From the archives: The New York Times Magazine devotes an entire issue to history's failure to heed the siren warnings about climate change

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Industry news that honors the craft and reflects the times

July 1, 2021

A sampling of awards, events and announcements offers a chance to reprise Storyboard posts that show how the best of the work is done

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From city hall scoops to breaking news to profiles to narratives

May 6, 2021

Lizzie Johnson's work at the San Francisco Chronicle has earned her awards and book contracts and, now, a job at The Washington Post

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Taking the “student” out of student journalist

April 15, 2021

A Salem, Oregon, school board apologized to the high school newspaper editor for criticizing work it deemed "too political"

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Two anti-racist scholars and writers take on the cultural limits of “objectivity”

April 7, 2021

In a final conversation at The Power of Narrative conference, Jelani Cobb and Ibram X. Kendi argue that narrative should be used to convey fuller truths

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Shout-out to 2021 News Leaders Association winners

April 6, 2021

And some reflections on awards as markers of journalistic history and the aspirations of narrative nonfiction

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Chipping away at the opacity of power with David Fahrenthold

April 1, 2021

At the BU Power of Narrative conference, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold urged small disciplines that can yield big stories

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How to determine your own fate and income as a freelancer

March 31, 2021

At BU's The Power of Narrative conference, two Seattle writers share tips from their successful approach to the business of freelancing

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The power and purpose of a writer’s voice

March 30, 2021

The founding director of the BU Power of Narrative conference details the most important step you can take towards narrative journalism