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Shaping a historic narrative: The Jan. 6 hearings as story craft

July 21, 2022

The public hearings of the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol draw on core narrative elements

Narrative News

The Mayborn is back! In person and online

July 20, 2022

Save the dates, register and enter your work: One of America's premier narrative journalism conferences is returning at a new venue

From the Editor

Francis X. Clines: The consummate newspaper journalist

July 19, 2022

From covering New York characters to the Cold War to The Troubles in Ireland, Clines was a master of credibility and elegance

Story Craft

Raise your glasses to four lessons all writers can learn by judging craft beer

July 15, 2022

A newsman applies core journalistic skills as he brews, sips and rates homebrew

Narrative News

A tribute to the consummate reporter/writer: Francis X. Clines

July 14, 2022

Writing coach and scholar Roy Peter Clark offers memories and wisdom gleaned from the career and clips of a consummate newsman and storyteller

Personal Essays

So you want to write a book? Brace yourself for some serious self-promotion and, yes, TikTok

July 13, 2022

First published in the wine-and-dine era, Lauren Kessler now manages a blog, Instagram account, YouTube videos and more to help market her books

From the Editor

When your saved story becomes one more overstuffed space

July 12, 2022

The editor reflects on why her tidy life ends at her digital storage files

Strictly Q&A

A meteorologist attracts an audience with casual writing and controversial views

July 8, 2022

'Celebrity" weather scientist Cliff Mass of the University of Washington has drawn fans and detractors with his blog, book and podcast

Story Craft

So you want to write a book? The risks and rewards of memoir

July 6, 2022

A learning-teaching journalist shares lessons learned as she revisited the realities of her mother's death and her own eating disorder

From the Editor

Struggling to explain American democracy to a visitor

July 5, 2022

A conversation with a Sri Lankan journalist about news in the U.S. is a reminder to push past assumed narratives

Story Craft

A podcast focused on diversity practices what it preaches

July 1, 2022

"Immigrantly" podcast creator and host works with a team of writers who will challenge her — and she them — as they prepare questions for guests

One Great Moment

“… the Jenga tower simply will not collapse.”

June 30, 2022

From the dissenting opinion to the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Dobbs v. Jackson