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Inside the story of 'Music Where We Live'

As the deputy editor on the Post Magazine, I like stories where there’s a kind of built-in tension right from the start; where someone wants something that goes against obvious logic. And that’s exactly what we have in “Music...

By David Rowell  | January 11, 2011; 10:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Telling a mother's story through her Facebook status updates

Several weeks ago, my wife Caroline and I were stuck inside Chicago’s O’Hare airport, waiting for a flight home, and, to burn some time, she logged onto Facebook. She tapped my arm and pointed at her screen. There on the...

By Ian Shapira  | December 9, 2010; 10:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Inside the priests story: Searching for the abusers

The story started the way some of the best ones do, with a basic sort of question, the kind of question someone tosses out casually at the dinner table: What ever happened to the Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse...

By Michelle Boorstein  | December 6, 2010; 10:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Pot in D.C.: A reporter makes stuff up

This weekend marked a milestone in my career -- my first published work of fiction. The most amazing part: It was published in a newspaper, as news. To write about California’s vote tomorrow to legalize marijuana, my editors and I...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | November 1, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How brain injury and war became a story

The question last year, from a long-time source, was seemed simple enough: Did I want to meet some patients from Bethesda with TBI? Unlike so many military acronyms beyond my ken, I knew what TBI stood for: Traumatic Brain Injury. But until that night, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, where I met several wounded warriors who were the guest of the governor of Maryland, I realized I didn't really know what TBI was.

By Christian Davenport  | October 4, 2010; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Inside the death chamber: A reporter's view

Veteran Washington Post crime and justice reporter Maria Glod was a media witness to the execution of Teresa Lewis on Thursday night. Lewis was the first woman executed by Virginia in nearly 100 years. Here is Glod's account of the...

By Maria Glod  | September 24, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Inside the East Coast Rapist story, Maria Glod and Josh White , March 19, 2010
How we put together the serial rapist story, Josh White and Maria Glod , March 15, 2010
Finding Sgt. Owen, Brigid Schulte , March 11, 2010
Teleporting to reality: Reporting in Second Life, Michael Rosenwald , March 10, 2010
Children of CIA officers, still searching , Ian Shapira , February 4, 2010
Inside story: Finding lost loved ones in Haiti, Brigid Schulte , January 22, 2010
When a city official changes sex: The inside story, Brigid Schulte , January 18, 2010
When a story doesn't become a story, Christian Davenport , January 12, 2010
Getting close: A poker champ's sudden celebrity, J. Freedom du Lac , December 7, 2009
Going first-person: On the road, finding my voice, Theresa Vargas , December 7, 2009
Behind the Quantico series: Covering the Corps, Christian Davenport , December 2, 2009
Reporting on pot: Dude, where's my source?, Steve Hendrix , December 1, 2009
 
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