John Hersey as a correspondent for TIME magazine in World War II, photographed in 1944 in an unknown location. He went on to write

One Great Moment

“His conversation is so delightfully sauced …”

July 1, 2020

Robin Wall Kimmerer from an essay in "Braiding Sweetgrass"

Story Craft

What crisis reporting can teach about better sports reporting

June 30, 2020

An award-winning sports reporter draws on three tools to find relevant stories in any situation

One Great Moment

“Violence of the light miraculous.”

June 26, 2020

From the novel "The Dust That Falls from Dreams" by Louis de Bernieres

Strictly Q&A

Reporting the emotionally sensitive story through trauma and physical distance

June 25, 2020

An L.A. Times metro reporter leans on eight years covering South L.A., and on her humanity, to write about Nipsey Hussle, covid, racial injustice and more

Strictly Q&A

The route to a Pulitzer in opinion writing: rigorous reporting

June 24, 2020

A newcomer to a tiny newspaper in rural Texas brings fresh eyes, big-city experience, a drummer's rhythm, and some "swagger" to his editorials

Story Craft

The challenge of precision: As descriptors evolve, the press must be clear

June 18, 2020

A resource offers terms and definitions within the world of LGBTQ+

From the Editor

The challenge of writing a life in two lines

June 10, 2020

How contemplating the essence of your own brief obituary can teach you how to report and write about others

From the Editor

A confluence of hard news that demands uncomfortable considerations

June 9, 2020

Essays following the death of George Floyd challenge journalists to confront racial blindness in society, in their newsrooms and in themselves

Notable Narratives

How F. Scott Fitzgerald guided the hand and aspirations of a newspaper journalist

June 4, 2020

An editor and writer revisits the lessons she found, as a young reporter, embedded in Fitzgerald's short stories

Short Takes

Reading (Stephen King) to learn to write

June 3, 2020

A "starter's guide" to the king of terror, from the New York Times, is a reminder that learning happens in many forms