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Story Lab: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

Print guy learns video--how's he doing?

For the last several weeks, I've been leading a double life in journalism. During the weekdays, I've been doing essentially the same job at The Washington Post for the last ten years -- churning out feature and news stories for...

By Ian Shapira  | August 13, 2010; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Story pick: Roommates from Israel and Gaza

What caught my eye as I perused the newspaper Thursday morning was the elevator music. Glenn Kessler, writing about two young women,Noam Rabinovich and Mariam Ashour, one Israeli, one Palestinian, who have spent the summer in Washington as roommates, quotes...

By Brigid Schulte  | August 13, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Story pick: Segregated high school reunion

When I was a reporter in South Carolina many years ago, I was sent to cover a high school reunion. The fact that everyone in the room was white was not the story. The school had been segregated until fairly...

By segregation, high school reunion, Miami Herald, Robert Samuels,  | August 12, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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After the brawl: Verbal assault on the train

This is one in a series of pieces based on reporting by seven Washington Post staff writers who spent Tuesday night in Washington's East End, taking in the scene in the aftermath of last Friday's brawl in the Metro...

By Kevin Sieff  | August 11, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Build-A-Story, Local Life, coffee house newsroom  
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After the brawl: The view from the steps

This is one in a series of pieces that will appear on Story Lab Wednesday based on reporting by seven Washington Post staff writers who spent Tuesday night in Washington's East End, taking in the scene in the aftermath of...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | August 11, 2010; 3:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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After the brawl: Zone defense

This is one in a series of pieces that will appear on Story Lab Wednesday based on reporting by seven Washington Post staff writers who spent Tuesday night in Washington's East End, taking in the scene in the aftermath of...

By Christian Davenport  | August 11, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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After the brawl: 'Do I look straight to you?'

This is one in a series of pieces that will appear on Story Lab Wednesday based on reporting by seven Washington Post staff writers who spent Tuesday night in Washington's East End, taking in the scene in the aftermath of...

By Annys Shin  | August 11, 2010; 1:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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After the brawl: "It's like an addiction to come down here."

This is one in a series of pieces that will appear on Story Lab Wednesday based on reporting by seven Washington Post staff writers who spent Tuesday night in Washington's East End, taking in the scene in the aftermath of...

By Brigid Schulte  | August 11, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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After the brawl: Watching over the McDonald's

This is one in a series of pieces that will appear on Story Lab Wednesday based on reporting by seven Washington Post staff writers who spent Tuesday night in Washington's East End, taking in the scene in the aftermath of...

By Ian Shapira  | August 11, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Story pick: Indices of life

I'm a huge fan of Harper's Index. The entries range from the ridiculous to the serious to the sublime and tell us, succinctly, ironically and often hilariously, about the way we live now. One of my personal favorites from years...

By Brigid Schulte  | August 11, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Live from 7th Street NW: Behind the Metro brawl

Story Lab reporters are out in the District's East End tonight, checking out the scene and talking to business managers, tourists, residents, and kids about last Friday's Metro brawl and the sometimes tense relations between teens and others on...

By Marc Fisher  | August 10, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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My flight like the one that killed Ted Stevens

Bush flights in Alaska. What a rich and treacherous tradition they represent. And what an end for Ted Stevens, a real-deal frontier partisan who must have logged a million miles over his beloved tundra in flights like the one that...

By Steve Hendrix  | August 10, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  More on the story  | Tags:  Alaska bush flights, Alaska crash, Alaska plane crash, Stevens killed, Stevens plane crash, Ted Stevens, Ted Stevens killed, bush flights  
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Story pick: Flight attendant's mad getaway

Today's pick falls under the "deliciously weird" heading. First, I love Ray Rivera and Andy Newman's understated headline on their New York Times City Room blog: "Flight Attendant Uses Emergency Slide to Escape Dispute." Next, I love how they use...

By Brigid Schulte  | August 10, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tense times on 7th Street: Kids, crowds, a brawl

What's going on in the District's hot new retail and entertainment zone? After a decade of boom and a wholesale rejuvenation of the city's East End as urban playground, restaurant row and shopping strip, recent weeks have seen a...

By Marc Fisher  | August 9, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Build-A-Story, coffee house newsroom  | Tags:  7th Street, Gallery Place, Metro Gallery Place, Metro brawl, Metro fight, Seventh Street, kids on 7th Street  
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Story pick: Confronting cancer

After writing about a storm that blew through my neighborhood late last week (and ripped down a tree in our backyard and took out the power for a day...), I was looking for something light to read. I leafed through...

By Brigid Schulte  | August 9, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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