Isabelle Roughol – The J junkie

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Another example of stellar reporting from the New York Times

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Just a quick post to share with you this awesome series the Times started online last night. War Torn talks about Iraq and Afghanistan vets who have committed killings in the U.S. after they returned from war. The amount of research that went into this is mind-boggling. This is what reporters are good for and bloggers can hardly ever do. Crowd-sourcing might have been helpful on this though.

It’s a bit of a long read, so I’ll finish it tomorrow. Still, take the time to read at least the first two pages. The way the writer presents the problem, the team’s process and the objections to their finding is a outstanding example of careful yet definitive writing: how to make the point of your story clear while acknowledging your limits.


Written by Isabelle Roughol

Sunday, 13 January, 2008 at 22:51

Posted in Iraq, Links, Technique

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