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Did Stewart and Colbert measure up to Glenn Beck?

Monday UPDATE: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert grossly underestimated the likely attendance at their rally on Saturday. Although the permit for the rally anticipated a crowd of 60,000, the best estimates put actual attendance in the neighborhood of 200,000, compared...

By Annys Shin  | November 1, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Journalism , More on the story, The inside story  
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Stewart-Colbert rally: Entertainment or pure politics?

UPDATE: We’ve just launched our Intersect coverage of the Stewart-Colbert rally. Find the latest from Intersect users and Washington Post staff here. And if you’re new to Intersect, you may find this tip sheet on how to publish stories useful....

By Marc Fisher  | October 27, 2010; 7:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Assignment Editor, Journalism  
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A tribute to a fallen street character--but was he really dead?

My colleague Steve Hendrix's story today about the popular burrito street vendor Carlos Guardado is a sweet and sad tale, but when I read it, I shuddered with frightening flashbacks to a similar piece I wrote in 2004. In Hendrix's...

By Ian Shapira  | October 7, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Journalism  
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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
Categories:  How I got that story, Journalism , More on the story, The inside story  
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Going without the web, Story Lab-style

In the continuing backlash against social media and the tyranny of being connected 24/7, The Post's Jenna Johnson reports that an entire university is blocking access to social media as an experiment very similar to the one we did...

By Marc Fisher  | September 9, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  Journalism  
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An Alaska souvenir: Bruises

It was after midnight when fisherman John Renner, shown in the distance, dropped us off on the boat of John Platt, shown in the foreground. Photo by Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post I was in the next room but I...

By Theresa Vargas  | September 8, 2010; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments
Categories:  How I got that story, Journalism  | Tags:  Alaska oil spill, BP and Alaska, BP and Exxon, BP and Exxon Valdez, BP oil spill, Exxon Valdez, Gulf oil spill, Louisiana and Alaska, Nikki Khan, Theresa Vargas  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Print guy learns video--how's he doing?, Ian Shapira , August 13, 2010
Welcome to Coffee House Newsroom, Marc Fisher , July 28, 2010
Oil spill: Closed beach, open turf, Theresa Vargas , June 10, 2010
Inside the Southeast shootings story , Brigid Schulte , June 3, 2010
Not an out-of-office-reply type of guy, Ian Shapira , May 27, 2010
Unplugging from The Matrix, Brigid Schulte , May 27, 2010
Critique this: Building a better BP story, Ian Shapira , May 25, 2010
A new blog and an effort to understand war, Christian Davenport , May 10, 2010
Ernie Harwell and the story of baseball, Marc Fisher , May 5, 2010
A Voice of the Hill is silenced, Marc Fisher , May 5, 2010
Obama: Editor-in-Chief, Hank Stuever , March 26, 2010
"The Lowest Comment Denominator", Christian Davenport , March 24, 2010
Twitter: Not exactly useful for #snowmageddon, Ian Shapira , February 5, 2010
Inside story: Finding lost loved ones in Haiti, Brigid Schulte , January 22, 2010
Moms stressed for time: Where's Dad's voice?, Brigid Schulte , January 21, 2010
When a city official changes sex: The inside story, Brigid Schulte , January 18, 2010
Haiti: A deeper look, Ian Shapira , January 13, 2010
Journalists aren't the only ones who tell stories, Brigid Schulte , December 15, 2009
Narrative writing in a Twitter world: Part III, Brigid Schulte , December 10, 2009
Narrative writing in a Twitter world: Part II, Brigid Schulte , December 9, 2009
Narrative writing in a Twitter world: Part I, Brigid Schulte , December 8, 2009
Inside the notebook: Coming out to Mom and Dad, Paul Schwartzman , December 8, 2009
Inside Story: The Salahis, way before the dinner, Ian Shapira , December 2, 2009
Introducing Story Lab, Marc Fisher , November 23, 2009
 
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