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Annotation Tuesday! Rebecca Skloot and the wild dogs of New York

Before Rebecca Skloot published the bestselling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, she wrote magazines stories about science and about animals. You may remember her New York Times magazine piece “Fixing Nemo,” about goldfish surgery, and her O, the Oprah Magazine story on the neuroscience of why it’s so hard to change. In one of [...]

Pinned: Thanksgiving Week reading

Our Pinterest boards grow daily with recommended reading/watching/listening, and with storytelling tips, narrative news, gear, and more. We curate the best of the collection here on Storyboard weekly. In case you get any down time between the turkey, the football, the shopping, the napping, here’s a bit of Thanksgiving Week reading. Enjoy. From our Recommended Reading board: [...]

Top 10 Storyboard posts of 2012

We welcomed thousands of new visitors to Storyboard this year along with exciting new contributors and content. Thanks for your continued enthusiasm and support, and for helping to further the storytelling aspect of the Nieman Foundation‘s journalistic mission, which celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013. To stay in closer touch, join us on Twitter at @niemanstory [...]

“What’s on your syllabus?”

Every narrative journalist can point to a story or a book, or two, that changed their lives, and that made them want to tell true stories. What story does it for you? Where was your love born? When we asked about influential writing via Twitter, answers came in a flurry. Wright Thompson said North Toward Home, [...]

All the narrative edification you need: our 2012 conference roundup

It’s time for our annual almost-spring listing of 2012 writing events and conferences. From California to Texas and Boston, there are options to work on your writing or storytelling skills coast to coast. Whether you want to sharpen up your scene-setting, peek into the world of multimedia, or just network with others who are devoted [...]

Rebecca Skloot on narrating history: “looking for that one family, that one person, that one moment that will help hold everything together”

We spoke this week with Rebecca Skloot, author of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” A longtime science writer with a commitment to narrative, Skloot has written for The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Discover, among other publications. Her book recounts the story of an African-American tobacco farmer whose cancer cells [...]

What we’re watching: in which we consider a New York City shelter, the sound of snow and Rebecca Skloot’s narrative play-by-play

Pictures pack a punch. And so continuing in the tradition of our “What we’re reading” posts, one of the things we’ll be doing here at Nieman Storyboard is a regular roundup called “What we’re watching.” Bringing together documentary film, interactive visuals, photo galleries and other forms of reported visual narrative in one place may make [...]