Some legends of longform on the stories we need next

In The News Piece in Nieman Storyboard
U.S. Air Force Photo: SSgt. Charles Taylor
Jan. 2, 2018

“The Uncounted,” a longform piece written in December in the New York Times by Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal of ISP, was included in the Nieman Storyboard’s “Best of Longform Journalism:"

One story that I keep coming back to is “The Uncounted,” by Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal. I can imagine that story instead as a forgettable New York Times newspaper story, where some poor reporter killed himself or herself to dig up terrible statistics about how many civilians the U.S. government killed in Mosul. But because “The Uncounted” was a magazine story, there was a character attached to it. Now Basim Razzo’s story is unforgettable.