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Story Lab: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

Story pick: The cost of free time

Mike Rosenwald says he usually likes to write about what's coming next, what trends are on the horizon. But I was glad when I saw that he was writing about the imminent death of Borders, and the cultural shift it...

By Christian Davenport  | February 18, 2011; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  mike rosenwald; borders; susan orlean; new yorker  
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Story pick: Coughing up copy, one hairball at a time

"Something is better than nothing," a friend and colleague recently said when describing how he begins to write. Apparently, unlike me, he has no fear of what will come out, no apprehension that the first draft will not resemble...

By Christian Davenport  | February 17, 2011; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  joel achenbach; writing; rewriting  
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Story pick: Master mentors

Best advice I ever got about college: don't take classes, take professors. In the news business, the same applies to editors--good ones elevate your copy and spirits, the others, well, it ranges from mild neglect to soul-crushing disappointment. Luckily, I've...

By Christian Davenport  | February 15, 2011; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  great editors; R.B. Brenner; depauw university; journalism  
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Story pick: Late, but early

After Metro announced it was considering closing rail service early on weekends, four intrepid Story Lab reporters set out on the trains this weekend to get a sense of what that would mean. Their story, published today in the Metro...

By Christian Davenport  | February 14, 2011; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  storylab; storylab experiment; metro closing early on weekends  
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Metro after Midnight: Stories, pictures, tweets

More Metro After Midnight: 'If they cut service, I might jump' | Take me home | Closing time | Hard day's night | When you have to go | No one wants to go out in Georgetown | 17 minutes...

By Eric Athas  | February 13, 2011; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Metro after Midnight  
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Metro after Midnight: ‘If they cut service, I might jump’

This weekend, Washington Post reporters fanned out through Metro's trains and platforms after midnight to capture the sights and sounds of the region's transit system in the wee hours--the time when the whole train system might shut down if...

By J. Freedom du Lac  | February 13, 2011; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Metro after Midnight  
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Metro after Midnight: Take me home

This weekend, Washington Post reporters fanned out through Metro's trains and platforms after midnight to capture the sights and sounds of the region's transit system in the wee hours--the time when the whole train system might shut down if Metro...

By Brigid Schulte  | February 13, 2011; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Metro after Midnight  
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Metro after Midnight: Closing time

This weekend, Washington Post reporters fanned out through Metro's trains and platforms after midnight to capture the sights and sounds of the region's transit system in the wee hours--the time when the whole train system might shut down if...

By Annys Shin  | February 13, 2011; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Metro after Midnight  
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Metro after Midnight: Hard day's night

This weekend, Washington Post reporters fanned out through Metro's trains and platforms after midnight to capture the sights and sounds of the region's transit system in the wee hours--the time when the whole train system might shut down if...

By Annys Shin  | February 13, 2011; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Metro after Midnight  
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