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The girl in the window

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Bob Cook, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Mods, don't know whether this is for journalism or another board, but this is a MUST-read:


    It's a story about a girl who was the victim of about the worst neglect you could ever believe. Alternately inspiring and infuriating, and guaranteed not to leave you with a dry eye or a clear mind.
  2. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Wow. I'm speechless.
  3. Thanks for posting, Bob.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Great read.
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I echo the previous posts but add that her birth mother should have gotten the chair.
  6. Overrated

    Overrated Guest

    Yeah, I can't believe she got out of any prison time by signing over the daughter.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Well, that was quite the jarring read.
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member


    Incredible work. THIS is what newspapers are supposed to do.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    The whole multi-media presentation was grade-A.
  10. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member


    It's thorough. It's well done. It's got every element (the written word, spoken word, audio and video). It's as perfect as journalism can get in print and on the web in today's media world.
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    To a degree. Stories like this are lightning in a bottle; if you could get one like this once a year, you'd be doing pretty damn good. It's how they handle the less sensational but still controversial pieces that you can judge a good newspaper by.
  12. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Actually, good point. I forwarded the link to some people around the office and I said "I'm not sure if the story makes the production seem better than it is. Or, if it's a damn good production no matter the subject matter."
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