The U.S. Supreme Court at dawn on October 30, 2022.

Narrative News

WriterL, the book: A “greatest hits” collection of narrative discussions

November 3, 2022

A nonfiction author revisits the conversations of a hopeful narrative era and finds lessons that endure

From the Editor

Journalistic superpowers: Curiosity, clarity and discomfort

November 2, 2022

Conversations with reporters reinforced the notion that we often go to impolite places, and that doing so can be a kindness

Strictly Q&A

Print beat reporting vs documentary film drama: Pros and cons

October 27, 2022

The Pulitzer-winning aerospace reporter for the Seattle Times became both source and star of a doc film about the Boeing 737 MAX

From the Editor

The challenge of ethics in the field

October 25, 2022

Stories don't follow a one-size-fits-all approach, so reporters need to have professional and personal touchstones

Story Craft

When the best form for a complex narrative is a simple structure

October 20, 2022

Parallel profiles of three women in the massacre at Bucha, Ukraine, represent the massacre of hundreds

One Great Moment

“…Baldwin when you’re stuck. …Coltrane when you’re not.”

October 19, 2022

President Barack Obama's advice to speechwriter Cody Keenan

From the Editor

A political narrative shaped for a public audience

October 18, 2022

The Congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol closed public hearings with a clear message and pointed kicker

Story Craft

How one death by gun violence revealed an epidemic of indifference

October 13, 2022

Journalist and NPR show host Peter Sagal merged narrative and essay forms to profile a young woman felled by a gun and forgotten by society

Why's This So Good?

Personal stories on what Afghan women want the rest of us to know

October 11, 2022

A young journalist who escaped Afghanistan returns a year later, by remote, to report the reality for the women left behind

Strictly Q&A

How do you make the bear facts interesting?

October 7, 2022

A member of the social media team at the National Park Service uses humor to engage an audience and keep park-goers safe

Story Craft

A better way to teach writing? Try journalism

October 6, 2022

A PhD in literature argues that journalism, not "comp," is the most effective way to help college student learn to write

From the Editor

Small news that hits big close to home

October 4, 2022

Journalist Kelley Benham French turned an active-shooter lockdown into a teachable moment for her college students ~ and herself