Just a quick note: Jeffrey Gettleman’s New York Times article from yesterday on famine in Somalia merits an appreciation. It’s unbelievably grim, but really well-explained, and most importantly, written not to be “worthy” but to be compelling—i.e., it’s devastating without being dreary. Honestly, I had it open on my screen for a few hours, because I knew I should read it but really didn’t want to. But once I got to it, it demands to be read.
02:57 PM - September 16, 2011
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Who Owns What
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Questions and exercises for journalism students.