EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, Nieman Reports magazine takes an unflinching look at domestic violence, and at the challenges and imperative of covering for what it is: not a “crime of passion” but a global social crisis. The magazine explores how the issue is being covered in… Read More

Why's This So Good?

Haunting old photos — and happenstance — launch a search for answers

July 17, 2019

The research obsession of an investigative reporter, the writing discipline of an editor, and the heart of a father merge to shape a sad, sweet narrative

Digital Storytelling

Unearthing L.A. through a tribal tongue

July 10, 2019

A team at The Los Angeles Times builds a multimedia narrative to explore an almost-lost language, and reimagine the region as it once was

Fifty-one years ago, The Los Angeles Times published the first of what came to be known as “Column One” stories, inspired by a few editors who wanted more than breaking news on the front page. “They wanted something a little unexpected … and… Read More

5 Questions

A hitchhiker’s guide to a galaxy of stories

July 5, 2019

Michael Paterniti meditates on hitting the road as a way to discover the wonders of the world, and the intimacies and risks of human connections

5 Questions

An investigative journalist tries his hand at a true crime series for middle schoolers

July 2, 2019

Bryan Denson recast decades as a newspaper reporter into a top-selling spy biography, and now a series on the FBI for young readers

One Great Sentence

“As I wrote, I was also being written.”

June 28, 2019

Siri Hustvedt, in her novel "Memories of the Future"

5 Questions

An amputee runs a grueling ultra-marathon in the desert; a reporting team chases along

June 25, 2019

Veteran sports reporter Jere Longman of The New York Times travels the globe to to write about the people and passion behind the games

5 Questions

A literary take on a hole in the ground

June 19, 2019

A conversation with David Margolick, who takes a deep dive into a NIMBY story playing out in his Upper West Side neighborhood

One Great Sentence

“There are more what-ifs than there are stars in the sky.”

June 14, 2019

New Yorker writer Jill Lepore, in a profile of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Narrative News

A writer who cared enough to strap in; an editor who cared enough to show up

June 13, 2019

Tommy Tomlinson pays tribute to Charlotte Observer editor Frank Barrows

Annotation Tuesday!

A “book report” on The Mueller Report

June 11, 2019

A high school English teacher grades Washington Post Alexandra Petri's column on one of the most important documents of our times