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Good writing of 2014

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

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    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. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    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. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    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. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    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. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Ben Shipgel on Richard Sherman's past: nyti.ms/MfoC5v

    The Sordid End of David Meggett, from SB Nation: http://t.co/0MIGogJFj4
     
  7. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Loved this Sam Borden story on the aftermath of a luge racer's death: http://t.co/3JOkqKjWMe
     
  8. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    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. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    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. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    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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