Originally featured in the 12-16-2016 Scout Report, Longreads is an excellent place to find high-quality long-form essays and journalism on a wide variety of topics. Recently, their team of editors published this curated list of "stories from 2018 that captured [their] imaginations as deserving of ongoing attention." Here, readers will find recommendations from nine Longreads editors of stories that particularly stuck in their minds. Examples of works highlighted here include This American Life host Ira Glass's commencement speech at the Columbia University School of Journalism's graduation (recommended by Longreads Editor-in-Chief Mike Dang), Kiera Feldman's "Trashed" investigative journalism series on New York City's commercial trash haulers written for Propublica (recommended by Longreads fact-checker and contributing editor Ethan Chiel), and a speculative fiction piece by James Hatley set in the Jim Crow-era South entitled "Always Open, the Eureka Hotel" and published in Strange Horizons (recommended by Longreads writer and contributing editor Danielle Jackson). Each featured piece is accompanied by a brief annotation from the editor who selected it, giving insight into their choice and offering readers a preview to help find what interests them.
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