Narratively is a platform devoted to original, true and in-depth stories. We launched in New York in September 2012 and will expand to additional cities soon.
Narratively slows down the news cycle. We don’t care about the breaking news or the next big headline; we’re devoted exclusively to sharing New York’s untold stories—the rich, intricate narratives that get at the heart of what this city’s all about.
Each week, we explore a different theme about New York and publish a series of stories—just one a day—told in the most appropriate medium for each piece. We might feature a longform article on a Monday, followed by an animated documentary on Tuesday, then a photo essay, an audio piece or a short documentary film. Every story gets the space and time it needs to have an impact—an approach we like to call “slow storytelling” or “slow journalism.”
Throughout the week we solicit feedback and content from you, which we curate in “The Park Bench.” There, on Fridays, you’ll go behind the scenes through interviews with our contributors and subjects, essays written by you and others in our community, and additional interactive content.
Our writers, editors, photographers, artists, designers and filmmakers have worked regularly for top media outlets like the New York Times, New York magazine, CNN, NPR, MediaStorm, the New Yorker and the BBC, among other innovative and experimental publications. And we’ve subsequently gotten press from leading outlets like Forbes, and PBS.