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The International Murder Case That Changed My Reporting Career

As a jaded TV news producer covering a murdered musician, a sexist mayor, and a brewing protest movement, I had no choice but to become a part of the story.

Where Journalists Prepare for the Worst the World Can Throw at Us

At these frighteningly realistic boot camps, reporters like me train to cover everything from endless war to deadly pandemics — and create camaraderie that we’ll carry to every...

How This Narratively Editor is Tackling The Journalism World While Being a Nomad

Farah Mohammed on freelancing, traveling the world (and getting grounded) and what it’s like being a woman of color in journalism.

My Long, Strange Journey Writing About the Minecraft Universe

I was raising two young kids after my husband died, taking any writing gig I could. My 40 novels about dragons and exploding creepers helped connect us more than I ever imagined.

My Secret Life as a Reporter for “Doll Reader” Magazine

As a women’s studies major and Very Serious Journalist, I thought I had nothing to learn from people who obsessed over expensive children’s toys. I couldn’t have been more...

My Secret Life as a Rogue Romance Writer

I thought penning steamy books about sex-crazed werewolves was the dumbest job ever. With a little subversion and a huge thesaurus, I learned to love it.

The Grisly Murder That Launched a Podcast Star

Dan Zupansky was an amateur journalist when he started corresponding with Canada’s infamous “Shall We Dance” killer. Today, his fans call him the godfather of true crime.

The For-Refugees, By-Refugees Newspaper That Prints in Six Different Languages

Buffalo has become an unlikely haven for displaced people from far and wide. A one-of-a-kind publication helps them find their footing in a strange new land.

Meet the 20-Year-Old Reporter Who’s Firing Questions at President Trump — From the White House

Kyle Mazza created a news site when he was just eight years old. By high school, he was already on the front lines of independent journalism.