Anybody wanna write a water story? Of course not. Tom Gorman didn't want to, either.
If you've ever had an assignment that made you wonder, ''How the hell am I going to DO this?'' you'll enjoy watching my colleague David Ferrell's level-headed pursuit of this story that appeared [...]
A long time ago I picked up my newspaper's feature section and read the beginning of a story by a colleague whose work I barely knew: Driver Stanley Francois has a grim warning for riders on [...]
The least likeable editor I worked for was the same guy who muttered one of my favorite lines about this business: "You can get a lot done in a day." He was trying to remind us that real pros [...]
When a profile works, it's often because the writer has discovered and exploited a fundamental tension between the character and the outside world. The piece submitted for your examination this [...]
What should you do if you stumble upon a story you weren't expecting, a story that's off your beat but grabs you by the throat? If you're Bill Plaschke, you go for it.
Three weeks ago, an old apartment building in L.A. burned down, killing two people: the building's manager, who remains an arson suspect, and a woman who lived in the building. She died moments [...]
Doug Smith keeps an open mind when a gadfly takes on a small town I love the story you’re about to read: a slice of life, set in one idiosyncratic neighborhood, peppered with mean-spirited [...]
You're about to read a 4,700-word medical mystery story by Barry Siegel, one of the few masters of long-form newspaper writing. Barry typically undertakes narratives that capture people faced [...]