Story Annotations

Lauren Hough goes on a hunt for Bonnie and Clyde and her Grandpa Chuck

May 25, 2022

A celebrated memoirist returns to her native Texas on a quest to determine if her family stories were true

From the Editor

Packing a punch in a few words

May 16, 2022

Protest signs can tell big stories in short form, while the same words can provoke different reactions

Notable Narratives

Stories behind bars: The power and pitfalls of “emotional truths”

May 13, 2022

Author Lauren Kessler finds echoes of her work in a prisoner profile by Boston Globe reporter Evan Allen that reveals the journalist's role in the story

Narrative News

A “story-keeping” project helps people heal

May 12, 2022

A hospice uses stories as a way to help patients prepare for death and to bridge divisions in society

From the Editor

The U.S. Supreme Court leak: Resisting the erasure of human rights

May 11, 2022

The likelihood of reversing Roe v. Wade and criminalizing abortion in the U.S. brings needed lessons in history and journalism

Narrative News

Award season 2022 continued: The Pulitzer Prizes

May 10, 2022

The prizes were dominated by accountability and major news sites, with digital reporting, commitment to local news and Ukrainian journalists honored

Strictly Q&A

Writing about the unthinkable pain of child suicides

May 6, 2022

Author, essayist and lecturer Andrew Solomon weaves statistics and personal pain to explores the toll that depression takes on young children

Story Craft

2022 Power of Narrative: The matrix of editor, reporter and story

May 5, 2022

How a longtime contributor and a top editor at The New York Times Magazine work together to create award-winning journalism

Story Craft

2022 Power of Narrative: Expert advice on covering drug addiction

April 28, 2022

Veteran social issues reporters Beth Macy and Martha Bebinger balance clear-eyed reporting with sensitive interviewing

Story Craft

2022 Power of Narrative: Debbie Cenziper on the reporting-writing partnership

April 26, 2022

The author and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter gave her investigative pieces a human face and supported her writing with fair, factual reporting

From the Editor

Book bans: An assault on knowledge

April 25, 2022

How libraries open the door to the world as it is and could be

Story Craft

2022 Power of Narrative: Lizzie Johnson on questions that shape deadline narratives

April 21, 2022

As the wildfire reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, Johnson looked beyond events to people and place for award-winning work