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Pretty cool series by Washington Post

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    This is admittedly more interesting to a track person, but I thought the treatment of this part of the series was pretty cool:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/sports/profiles-in-speed/strategy/

    And so were the first parts of the series itself as you click through it.

    Obviously a resource issue for many, but when you've got them, you can do some pretty interesting things.

    Part I ran in February, and last part will run this summer. Amy Shipley did a good job of writing and reporting it too.
     
  2. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    A series called Profiles in Speed takes on a different connotation at newspapers in the South.
     
  3. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, would obviously be about SEC football. :)
     
  4. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    I'm a track nut and that was awesome...the graphic was simple and informative...great insight into the race played out so anyone could understand it.
     
  5. ringer

    ringer Member

    I'm a track nut too, but thought this particular piece was oversimplified to the point of being obvious.

    There are a million snags that happen in a race to derail one's strategy. I'd rather know how he gets out of a boxed-in situation, or how he decides when to respond (or not) to a surge. Is he watching his splits and sticking to them or not?

    How you solve problems while running that fast is really what distinguishes winners from also-rans (so to speak).

    imo

    That said, there were previous pieces in the series that I thought were great. And Amy Shipley is a five-star reporter.
     
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