Narrative journalism


How a Mississippi investigative reporter helped find a suspected serial killer

Mary Rose found the reporter who'd help her track down a suspected serial killer while she was listening to the radio. Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter for The (Jackson, Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger, appeared on "Democracy Now" to talk about a series of cold cases from the Civil Rights era. That's Neshoba County, Rose told herself. It's near … Read More

At annual narrative conference, storytelling's power remains as it changes

It begins with "once upon a time." The stories she tells and wants to tell through "Frontline" all start that way -- as stories. There's journalism embedded inside that phrase, Raney Aronson-Rath told Poynter in a phone interview. And for Aronson, deputy executive producer of "Frontline," one of her once upon a times happened in Taiwan. Read More