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A great read

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Grohl, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Grohl

    Grohl Guest

    It's long, and has nothing to do with sports, but I enjoyed this so much I thought I'd share:


    Great Sunday read, in my opinion. Fun, but also thoughtful and thought-provoking, well-reported and well-written.
  2. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Thanks for this, that was a really good, fun read.
  3. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    That was an interesting study.

    Also the second time in two days I'd seen that Hopi word (Birdscribe also used it on my Brook thread). Weird.
  4. Babs

    Babs Member

    Very well-constucted piece. There were surprises all along the way.

    And it made me cry. Wow.

    I've got a long feature to write today, and this was great inspiration. Thanks for posting.
  5. mcwritermm

    mcwritermm New Member

    Enjoyed that immensely over my daily homemade mocha. Thanks for offering it up to those of us who wouldn't be into the Post every day.
  6. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    That's an extraordinary story.

    And while this story was great in the newspaper, I'm sure, note the possibilities that new media present. Because it's enhanced a lot by having that video of a few of the scenes described placed right in the text where that description occurs. That's great, great stuff.
  7. had two emails early this morning linking me to that piece

    absolutely wonderful

    superbly written

    uplifting and sad at the same time
  8. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Bravo, Gene Weingarten.
  9. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I wish they'd showed the part with Evan, the kid.
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That was outstanding. And a fascinating read. Thank you for cluing me in. Never would have seen it without this board. It's one of the reasons I come here!
  11. andykent

    andykent Member

    Excellent piece. Quite revealing. My wife talks about this all the time, how rushed our society is, and we have a 3-year-old who is pretty observant as well.

    Thanks for the link. Any idea how we can see the full video, or the other parts he talks about?
  12. Grohl

    Grohl Guest

    Don't know about seeing the full video. The Post appears only to have posted the clips within the article. But the site says Weingarten is doing a live online Q&A about the article at 1 p.m. on Monday. Maybe he'll say more then.
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