One of my all-time favorite podcasts is Longform, which features in-depth interviews with narrative nonfiction writers. Recently, the podcast featured Casey Cep, the author of the white-hot national bestseller about Harper Lee called The Furious Hours. In the interview, Cep mentioned that when she was a college student she got a fellowship that allowed her […]
Here are a few things my team and I have found lately that we think are worth your time. Struggling with a roundup? Roundup stories are a great way to profile a series of alumni or faculty in a similar field, but how do you make that story reader-friendly? Here are a few suggestions. Everyone […]
When you’re mapping out that big feature story, how many sources should you have? Check out the video below to learn the rule of thumb that we use to help every story feel robust and well-reported. Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
Let’s set the scene: you’re planning out the next issue of your magazine, and you have that story to do. And you don’t want to deal with it. That story looks different for everyone. Maybe it’s an annual update of the story you did last year. And the year before that. And the year before […]
What do you do if you have a mediocre cover? Check out this 82-second video to see the before and after images of the most recent Medicine at Michigan cover — including the exact process editor Katie Vloet took to transform the cover from so-so to spectacular. Send me an email to let me know […]