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Best writing of 2013

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by boundforboston, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    What's everyone favorite stories, either news or sports, of the year?
  2. mocheeks10

    mocheeks10 Member

    This was quite good: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/longform/speedy/?sct=hp_t1t_a2&eref=sihp
  3. icoverbucks

    icoverbucks Member

    Got this in my inbox today, nothing for me, but congrats to all the winners from the 2012-13 bkb season:

    From a record 179 entries, here are the winners from the 2013 USBWA Best Writing Contest, sponsored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
    2013 USBWA Writing Contest Winners
    1. Dana O'Neil, ESPN.com: Basketball Heaven? It's In Indiana
    2. John Akers, Basketball Times: Jimmy V's Courage: Never Forget It
    3. Elena Bergeron, ESPN The Magazine, Those Pictures In His Mind
    4. Kathy Orton, Washington Post Magazine: Catching Up With Ralph Sampson
    5. Todd Dybas, Tacoma News Tribune: Shawn Time Is On Time
    1. Luke Winn, Sports Illustrated: Getting Kevin Ware Home
    2. Brendan Prunty, Newark Star-Ledger: His Father's Smile Said It All
    3. Nicole Auerbach, USA Today, Beilein's Big Blue Welcome
    4. Michael Rothstein, ESPN.com/Wolverine Nation: Burke's Spin, Strip Stuns Sparty
    5. Jesse Temple, Fox Sports Wisconsin: Season-Long Blemish Bites Badgers
    1. John Feinstein, Washington Post: The Coaching Life
    2. Joe Rexrode, Detroit Free Press: A Handshake That Changed Everything
    3. Curtis Eichelberger, Bloomberg News: Huge NCAA Payday Just A Myth
    4. Pete Thamel, The New York Times: 'What Happened To Him?'
    5. Joshua Parrott, Basketball Times: Of Doctors, Dunks And 1983 Extravaganza
    1. Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News: Giving The Gift Of Life
    2. Luke DeCock, Raleigh News & Observer: NCAA, I Hardly Know Ye
    3. Mick McCabe, Detroit Free Press: Fab Five Spoiled The Moment
    4. Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News: Remembering Rick Majerus
    5. Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Zags Lurch Into The Sunset
    1. Jeff Goodman, College Basketball Insider: One Coach's Unimaginable Tragedy
    2. Jesse Newell, Lawrence Journal-World: Grandma Grace's Secret
    3. Reid Forgrave, FoxSports.com: Wichita State In Tall Cotton
    4. Tom Housenick, The Morning Call: B.J. Finds A Family
    5. Chris Tomasson, FoxSports.com: Tom Crean To The Rescue
  4. Floyd

    Floyd Member

    Non sports stuff, I highly recommend:

    Eli Saslow's piece on Newtown: http://ow.ly/qB8k4
    Time's investigation into rising health care costs: http://ow.ly/qB8Q2
    Tampa Times profile of a 99-year-old man still working for a living: http://ow.ly/qB6LM

    And sports-wise, this Flinder Boyd story is fantastic: http://ow.ly/rqHRX
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The New York Times's recent series, "The Invisible Child."
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Anything Eli Saslow has written.
  7. Not only is this outstanding writing, but some mighty fine web design as well.

    The Disappearance of Small-Town Football, by Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World-Herald: http://dataomaha.com/media/sports/high-schools/football/the-disappearance-of-high-school-football/
  8. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Selena Roberts' top 13 long-form stories of the year: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/66161842/.

    Patrick Hruby's top 7 long-form: http://therotation.sportsonearthblog.com/seven-more-favorites-of-2013/. He also added his 25 favorite stories from Sports on Earth: http://therotation.sportsonearthblog.com/our-favorite-stories-of-2013/.
  9. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Non "long-form" need not apply, I see.
  10. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

  11. silent_h

    silent_h Member

    Point taken.
  12. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Richard Deitsch named his top 100 pieces of journalism, sports or otherwise, of 2013 at the bottom of this piece: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/20131229/media-circus-looking-toward-2014-best-of-journalism-2013/#all
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