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Heavy Research

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I tried to catch up on a backlog of reading over the weekend since I was in no shape to do much of anything else. One of the piles contained this month’s Wired Magazine and I had to good sense in the midst of my delirium to tear out an item that caught my eye. For those of you playing along with our home game, it’s on page 18 of the April 2011 issue and is called “Heavy Research.” Besides reminding us of a fundamental part of real journalism it also makes an excellent business point as well. Continue reading

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Thriller

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I love a good thriller.  There is something about the Bond movies, the Bourne books, and others of that ilk that make us fearful yet happy all at the same time.  Inevitably, these books and movies are about a serious situation that threatens a large number of people and involves a lot of money.  The really scary thing is that we had a real one of these recently and it’s going to make a terrific piece even though no one gets shot. Continue reading

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