A camouflaged Ukrainian military sniper.

By Jacqui Banaszynski We received a lot of thumbs-up in response to the two-part post (November 2023) featuring nonfiction author Kim Cross. Our pieces featured an interview with Cross about how she landed a contract for her book, “In Light of All Darkness,”… Read More

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RIP Jon Franklin: Inspirational writer, teacher and advocate of true stories

January 26, 2024

The two-time Pulitzer winner and author of the nonfiction narrative how-to, "Writing for Story," influenced two generations of journalistic masters

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An editor’s sampler: ICYMI recommendations from 2023

December 29, 2023

The editor offers a range of 10 posts that teach, surprise, delight — and demonstrate Storyboard's commitment to the community

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Readers have spoken: Top posts of 2023

December 28, 2023

The 10 most-viewed Storyboard posts show a strong interest in practical tools and the emerging art of investigative narratives

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Writing award named for Roy Peter Clark

December 14, 2023

The Poynter Journalism Prizes introduce a new category for short writing in honor of "America's writing coach"

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A newspaper re-embraces print

November 15, 2023

The Guardian again bets on elegant design, elegant writing and a print publication to showcase the best of in-depth nonfiction journalism

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Honor due reporter, editor and Nieman curator Robert H. Giles, 1933-2023

August 17, 2023

The journalist's career shepherded coverage through the Vietnam War, civil rights, gay and women's rights, and a changing newspaper industry

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The future of journalism in very good hands

June 22, 2023

Journalism students at Ida B. Wells High School in Portland, Oregon, have passion, purpose and skills inspired by a long-time teacher

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A new best-of collection of audio storytelling honors narrative podcasting

April 19, 2023

Julia Barton turned her public radio career to the development of story podcasts and now revives the Storyboard series "Audio Danger"

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A guide to clear writing in tangled times

March 31, 2023

Writing scholar and guru coach Roy Peter Clark captures his best writing advice for "public writers" who have to report messy civic news

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Ukraine coverage: The press rises to cover a grinding war

February 23, 2023

One year into Russian President Putin's invasion of Ukraine, journalists deliver a range of stories that reach past compassion fatigue with the best of craft

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Courage and empathy: Winners of the 2023 American Mosaic Journalism Prize

February 17, 2023

Cerise Castle faced threats to expose gangs inside the LA County Sheriff Department; Carvell Wallace seeks stories of justice, liberation and humanity