Wednesday, April 21, 2010

First Up: My Top Four Good Stories of the Week—April 22

It's been a busy week for journalists around the globe, but I found these four articles worthy of my inaugural "Good Story Prize" and worth a read. Like the light on this ship in the Long Island Sound, they help us see the issues a little clearer. (That might be a stretch, but I liked this photo my husband took.) They are out there . . .

     1. For old fashioned (local) inspiration:"City leaders thank 94-year-old Charlotte Blood" The Eagle Tribune, April 20, 2010 

     2. For solid reporting as a 'voice for the voiceless' on an underreported story: "Fighting in Congo Displaces 100,000 Civilians" Voice of America, April 20, 2010

3. For making potentially complicated (but certainly relevant) information accessible and interesting: "Scrapes on a Plane: A veteran pilot talks about what it's like to fly through volcanic ash" Newsweek, April 16, 2010

4. For using fun language to help shed light on an important topic: "Joe Biden, No. 1 Fan of Women's Sports" The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 20, 2010

1 comment:

  1. I really like the one about the pilot. I think that would be such a crazy thing to witness! I saw a TV special about it once. I'm sure it was dramatized, but then again, I expect the mind dramatizes an event like that when it happens; no matter how calm the pilot is, people will still freak out. It's a good thing I'm not scared of flying or I might be more worried about the Assisi trip after reading that!