The key to writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning story? Get emotional

Key to writingA bust of newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer looks on as reporters look through a box containing the announcements of the 1996 Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University.AP Photo/Wally Santana

The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes have just been announced, and this year’s winners of the prestigious award include Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Eric Eyre for his investigative report on the drug companies that flooded West Virginia with opioids and New York Times Magazine writer C.J. Chivers for his article about a veteran of the war in Afghanistan suffering from PTSD. The Conversation (more…)

Explainer: the exciting new genre of the audio-visual film essay

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A still from Mirrors of Bergman, a profoundly moving audio-visual essay.
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During March, the renowned film scholar Adrian Martin and the film critic Cristina Álvarez López are conducting a series of public workshops and lectures on a new and exciting phenomenon of digital film culture: the audio-visual essay. The Conversation (more…)

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