Posts filed under ‘Essays and criticism’
Jazz educator Dr. Billy Taylor died in January 2011 at age 89. In this musical essay from Maryland Morning, I reminisce about an encounter with Dr. Taylor that changed the way I listen to music. (more…)
News networks have always had to make compromises to get access to dangerous battle zones. Did they go too far in acquiescing to Israel’s and Hezbollah’s demands during their 2006 war? From CJR Daily.
The premiere of the fifth season of The Wire rekindled a vicious dispute between David Simon and his former editors at the Baltimore Sun. It has gotten personal, but can we learn anything about how we report on our cities from the substance beneath the bickering? Find out in “Secrets of the City,” the cover story from the January/February 2008 issue of Columbia Journalism Review.
In 2007, the Baltimore Sun published a heavily reported exposé on abuse and street sales of buprenorphine, a drug that had been hailed as a breakthrough for treating opiate addiction. Here’s a critical look at the series from Columbia Journalism Review.
Apart from this article in the Washington Times, Katrina recovery was mostly absent from coverage of the 2008 campaign trail. In this 2008 Columbia Journalism Review piece, reporters who have been covering the Gulf Coast tell us what questions they would like to ask the candidates.