Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Unretireds

Compelling piece on another aspect of the economic downturn.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

'Taco truck's last stand'

A Hispanic man's struggle to realize his dream in a post-Katrina Louisiana.

I enjoyed this story for the St. Petersburg Times, but maybe it's because I'm Mexican. ;)

I thought the ending was nice, too.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

'the girl in the window'

A sad and moving story from the St. Petersburg Times about a feral child found living in horrid conditions.

The story is told with words, soundslides and some video.

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Power of Photography

David Griffin, director of photography for National Geographic, presents amazing images and an elegant narrative on the power of photography. Click here to see them.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Good example of explanatory journalism

This is one of Dan's finds:

From the Wall Street Journal:

The financial crisis that began 13 months ago has entered a new, far more serious phase.

Lingering hopes that the damage could be contained to a handful of financial institutions that made bad bets on mortgages have evaporated. New fault lines are emerging beyond the original problem -- troubled subprime mortgages -- in areas like credit-default swaps, the credit insurance contracts sold by American International Group Inc. and others. There's also a growing sense of wariness about the health of trading partners.