Broken windows in doors at the U.S. Capitol following a violent riot by pro-Trump supporters on Jan. 6, 2020

Why's This So Good?

The surprising structure of a journey that inspired a surprising structure of a story

December 16, 2020

Criss-cross bicycle trips through Kazakhstan by riders with palindromic names led to a story with a palindromic structure and palindromic word play

One Great Moment

“He was old enough to dance to a good beat but too young to know his favorite color.”

December 11, 2020

Peter Hermann and Clarence Williams of The Washington Post, in a story about the spike in gun violence in Washington D.C.

Strictly Q&A

How a top LinkedIn journalist quit with no what’s-next ideas, then woke up to a big one

December 9, 2020

The Pivot: Novice podcaster Isabelle Roughol on the love of journalism that "lets you enter infinite worlds"

Strictly Q&A

The keys to global journalism: curiosity, open-mindedness and a broad network

December 8, 2020

BBC news presenter Jackie Leonard talks about what it takes to create an engaging podcast out of global news

Strictly Q&A

How an editor guided coverage of racism in the life and death of George Floyd

December 2, 2020

Steven Ginsberg, national editor at The Washington Post, grounded a sensitive project with this question: "Are we qualified to do this story?"

Story Annotations

A profile of police victim George Floyd also explored the health toll of racism

December 1, 2020

A Washington Post series examined facets of systemic racism, and revealed aspects of Floyd's life story that raise deeper societal questions

From the Editor

#3 rule of pitching: Flyspeck your copy

November 20, 2020

In story pitches, first impressions count

Story Craft

A master of sports journalism tackles a new writing challenge: narrative on Facebook

November 18, 2020

National Sports Media Hall of Famer Dave Kindred's posts about visits to his ailing wife, his late grandson and life during COVID hit a chord with readers

Strictly Q&A

Writing past politics to a “female way of approaching things” in commentary

November 17, 2020

Schmoozing with 2012 Pulitzer winner Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune on interviewing sensitive subjects, sharing her life, and aging

One Great Moment

“… a common appreciation for truth.”

November 13, 2020

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin

Why's This So Good?

A profile of one place that echoes all places

November 12, 2020

How evocative imagery and telling details paint a portrait of a singular landscape that holds universal emotions and memories

Story Craft

Challenges of sourcing, safety and reporting for narrative in China

November 11, 2020

Ten-plus years reporting from China has taught Sui-Lee Wee to work around obstacles and lean on the local press for help