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.

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Kari Howard: An editor and mentor who loved good stories and storytellers

January 12, 2022

Howard, who inspired writers at The Los Angeles Times, Reuters and Nieman Storyboard, died this week at 59

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The wisdom of babes, the sounds of music, and tasty stories to chew on

December 23, 2021

The 2021 Editor's Choice Awards go to work inspired by or about children, song and food

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The peak posts of 2021: Hemingway, sensitive sourcing and self-editing

December 22, 2021

The 2021 Community Choice Awards, according to the analytics

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Tempted to self-publish that book? Here are some things to know

December 15, 2021

Author and writing coach Chip Scanlan shares what he learned when he dared to self-publish a chapbook of interviews with writers and editors

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How to tell a good story, by Stephen Sondheim: Hummable helps

November 30, 2021

Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri pays tribute to the musical theater genius and "artifice (that) is in service of a higher truth."

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Jim Sheeler’s legacy to journalism: Empathy, decency and stories that last

October 13, 2021

Journalists, from students to Pulitzer-winning pros, talk about the influence Sheeler had on their work

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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