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Washington Post’s “Facebook Story”

As I’ve noted before, many modern web communications create natural narratives. “A Facebook Story” by Ian Shapira in the Washington Post is a powerful work of narrative journalism that follows the story of a pregnant woman’s journey through her posts and those of her family and friends. Most of the Read more…

By Matt Pusateri, ago
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Writing: An “elitist” career?

Dana Goldstein, a former CAP co-worker who now writes for The Amercan Prospect, put up a post on “Journalism’s Elitism Problem.” In short, she points out that the career path for many professional writers involves four years of college education (and any debt that comes with that) followed by unpaid Read more…

By Matt Pusateri, ago
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Defending Michael Vick

Baltimore Sun Columnist Susan Reimer spoke to my graduate class last week giving us some tips and suggestions on writing columns, including: ask a lotĀ of questions write what you know simplicity and clarity are key read other writers if you’re not an expert, admit it be a contrarian Michael Vick Read more…

By Matt Pusateri, ago
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Nieman Conference: Wrap Up

I’m back from Boston now, after my second Nieman Conference. Overall, another really impressive, well-run event. Kudos to everyone at the Nieman Foundation for putting on a fine conference. A few quick closing thoughts: Books I want to buy now, based on what I saw in Boston: D.C. Comics Guide Read more…

By Matt Pusateri, ago