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Story Lab: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Pick of the day: Multimedia magic on FLYP

I stumbled across FLYP magazine in some web search or other a while back. It's a web-based magazine that allows a print-loving reader (like me) to "turn" the pages, replete with a squeegy page-turning sound, while you browse through the...

By Brigid Schulte  | March 5, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pentagon shooting: Were you there?

Were you at the Pentagon Metro station tonight around the time of the shootings? We want to hear your account of how the police and others handled the situation--what you saw and heard and how you reacted. Please contact...

By Marc Fisher  | March 4, 2010; 11:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Blowback: Do comments scare off sources?

It took time and patience, but eventually I got Michael Sutherland to talk to me. I was interested in writing a piece about debt collection during the Great Recession. But I wanted to tell the story not just through...

By Christian Davenport  | March 4, 2010; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  The Blowback, The inside story  
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Pick of the Day: Lost soldiers

I've been at work on a story about a lost soldier. Our amazing staff researcher, Meg Smith, who is helping me track down missing relatives and mysterious loose ends, suggested I read a story written a few years ago by...

By Brigid Schulte  | March 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sound off to Metro's new chief

Metro could get a new (interim) boss Thursday, and that raises the hope among many Metro riders that the troubled transit system could get a fresh start in dealing with its myriad safety, reliability and budget problems. No one...

By Marc Fisher  | March 3, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Build-A-Story, More on the story  
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Pick of the day: When humans adopt a chimp

I hadn't updated my iPod in who-knows-how-long and I'm not sure what got into me to update it before I went for a run yesterday morning. I'm good with music outdoors, (U2 and Lenny Kravitz keep me going when I...

By Brigid Schulte  | March 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pick of the day: Dana Milbank's inside baseball

With a few deft strokes and in fewer than 25 inches, Dana Milbank draws behind-the-scenes portraits of Washington power with such dexterity and hilarity that his Washington Sketch column is a must-read for anyone who wants to know how politics...

By Brigid Schulte  | March 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Sally Jenkins and the tender flower

With the Olympic hoopla winding down over the weekend and the feathers, the sequins, the drama, the back-biting and the tears of figure skating disappearing for another four years, I couldn't help but remember a couple of the best columns,...

By Brigid Schulte  | March 1, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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