Thursday, April 29, 2010

Week 2: Top 4 Good Stories

As promised, here are my top four Good Stories celebrating the Fourth Estate for this week. Good journalism IS happening and we are all the better for it. History's first draft . . . 

1. For a near perfect example of giving voice to the voiceless, and for sheer staying power (I woke up thinking about this story): "Here to Aid His Family, Left to Die on the Street" New York Times, Tuesday, April 27.

2. For shedding new light on a hot topic (but stretching my old-school brain): "Social media reshapes journalism"  the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman, Saturday, April 24.

3. For great reporting from a variety of sources on a heart-felt issue (well done, Adelle!): "Legal skirmish colors National Day of Prayer"  Religion News Service, Friday, April 23. 

4. For compelling subject and inspiring story (would make a great film or book): “South Korean woman claims 14 peaks climbing record” BBC, Tuesday, April 27.

1 comment:

  1. The great thing about social media playing such a huge role in journalism is that it brings back the conversation factor. It re-makes journalism an exchange of information and a dialogue, which I think it has often failed to be.