Annotation: Paige Williams' "What Dayton's Mayor Wants America to Learn From Her City".
In the wake of yet another mass shooting, local officials often rise to national prominence in the hours and days after such tragedies take place, making headlines--at rallies, at makeshift memorials--as they try to manage the shock and grief overwhelming their communities. The New Yorker's Paige Williams (who happens to be a former Storyboard editor) followed one of these officials, Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio, as she navigated the minefields of gun control and partisan politics following the August mass shooting in her city. Storyboard chats with Williams about the process and annotates the resulting piece.
Caption: Nieman Storyboard editor Jacqui Banaszynski leads a session on narrative writing at a three-day training workshop for local journalists in Michigan. Held in partnership with the Traverse City Record-Eagle newsroom and the CNHI newspaper group, the free workshop--made possible with support from the Abrams Nieman Fellowships for Local Investigative Journalism--focused on writing, data reporting, and audience engagement