His Only Living Boy

Roger Stringer, a father and gun owner in Mississippi, testifies against his older son, Zac, in the shooting that kills his younger son, Justin. Zac goes to prison, but eventually Roger learns that the rifle in the incident — a Remington Model 700 — is at fault.

Source: The Trace
Published: Dec 12, 2018
Length: 33 minutes (8,260 words)

About a Boy: A Transgender Teen at the Tipping Point

“As long as his contours didn’t give his secret away, ‘Jay’ was a clean slate, a boy who could be anyone.” For three years, Casey Parks chronicled the life of a transgender teenager in Washington State. This is part one in a three-part series.

Source: The Oregonian
Published: Jul 28, 2017
Length: 16 minutes (4,207 words)

Straight Outta St. Johns

From the edge of America’s whitest city, a generation of North Portland rappers emerge:

Rap production in this town tends toward DIY: homemade mix tapes and simple videos shot along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. But the music coming out of St. Johns offers an important look at the city. The lyrics recast places many Portlanders know. For these rappers, the St. Johns Bridge is not an Instagram image but a barrier that symbolizes the wide gulf separating their world from the rest of the city.

Source: The Oregonian
Published: Mar 7, 2014
Length: 19 minutes (4,930 words)