Story Craft

If it was good enough for Jane Austen …

September 13, 2019

A reluctant reconsideration of "they" as a singular pronoun, with a short plea for pronoun clarity

Notable Narratives

Will this date ever fade?

September 11, 2019

Remembering the day, and the stories we wish never had to be written

Annotation Tuesday!

Exposing what the police and courts wouldn’t — and what society owes in return

September 10, 2019

Haunted by youthful memories of claims of rape, a opinion writer goes home to seek the truth and expose the moral “rot” of shaming the victim

Narrative News

A new “true story” award honors longform nonfiction from around the world

September 6, 2019

Top winners from Russia, U.S., China; a foundation created by independent Swiss journalists seeks to "broaden the predominantly Western view"

5 Questions

A bag of ashes, a research-loving reporter, the public library, and a three-hour hunt

September 6, 2019

Shop Class: A newspaper reporter accepts a two-word challenge, and finds a veteran's survivors after police give up

Narrative News

Revisiting the “Ghost Ship” fire

September 6, 2019

Verdicts in the case of a deadly fire at an artists' warehouse provide no clear answers, but prompt another look at an annotated profile of the accused

5 Questions

A self-made freelance career (with a little help along the way)

August 29, 2019

Barry Yeoman talks about a life of learning to report, write, listen, and keep up

Story Craft

Shop class: Stuck before you start? Eat a cookie, take a walk, set it out for the elves

August 28, 2019

Advice to a blocked writer from others who have suffered the same

Annotation Tuesday!

Chasing ghosts that will forever haunt

August 27, 2019

"Ghosts of Highway 20:" Through serendipity, creativity and care, a newspaper in Oregon finds answers 40 years after police and courts failed

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5 Questions

Reclaiming history with jars of dirt, and building stories from the ground up

August 23, 2019

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Alabama's memorial to slavery was conceived through the eyes of slavery's descendants

Story Craft

Lessons from a relentless “Reporter”

August 16, 2019

Gleaning fundamental wisdom from the dogged work of Seymour Hersh