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Good writing of 2014

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by boundforboston, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. What's been some of the best stories, news or sports, you've read this year?

    Here are some of mine so far:

    Rick Maese's "Speedy Peterson's last flight" -- http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2014/01/03/the-last-flight-of-speedy-peterson/

    Paul Tough's "A Speck in the Sea" -- http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/magazine/a-speck-in-the-sea.html?_r=0

    George Schroeder's "Gone in 79 seconds" -- http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2014/01/07/bcs-championship-auburn-tigers-behind-the-scenes/4359835/
     
  2. Really liked Alex Prewitt's piece on electric football: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/electric-football-champion-hopes-to-keep-game-alive/2014/01/10/12b081fe-2aad-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html
     
  3. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    All four of those pieces were very, very good. Schroeder's work was really good, as was Chris B. Brown's Grantland piece on Malzahn http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/10236856/gus-malzahn-offensive-evolution
     
  4. Here are a few more:

    Thomas Boswell on what made Greg Maddux a Hall of Famer: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/greg-maddux-a-hall-of-fame-approach-that-carried-an-average-arm-to-cooperstown/2014/01/07/fdd7ae82-77d3-11e3-af7f-13bf0e9965f6_story.html

    Caleb Hannan for Grantland on Dr. V and her mysterious life and putter: http://grantland.com/features/a-mysterious-physicist-golf-club-dr-v/
     
  5. Sobering Washington Post story on a family that lost two sons to the war in Afghanistan: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/local/2014/01/18/one-family-two-sacrifices/
     
  6. Ben Shipgel on Richard Sherman's past: nyti.ms/MfoC5v

    The Sordid End of David Meggett, from SB Nation: http://t.co/0MIGogJFj4
     
  7. Loved this Sam Borden story on the aftermath of a luge racer's death: http://t.co/3JOkqKjWMe
     
  8. D Magazine on Tony Dorsett as football takes its toll on him: http://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/2014/february/dallas-cowboys-tony-dorsett-is-losing-his-mind?single=1

    J. Brady McCollough on Evgeni Malkin's hometown: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/2014/02/09/Evgeni-Malkin-A-Russian-tale-with-roots-founded-in-ice-and-iron/stories/201402090133
     
  9. Tommy Tomlinson on Dean Smith: http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/10545949/precious-memories-dean-smith-story
     
  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    This piece was excellent, especially the final 2/3 of it.
     
  11. ringer

    ringer Member

    I liked this one. Juliet Macur on Agnes Zawadzki

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/sports/olympics/struggle-to-reach-olympics-is-the-familys-too.html?_r=0
     
  12. Great reporting by the Boston Globe on Jared Remy's checkered history: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/03/22/remy/xFRaOQqrnZ1S1pfLa2eKgK/story.html
     
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