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How writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning story is like eating a big slice of pizza

For Diana Sugg, writing a big story is a little bit like eating a slice of pizza. Don't try to bite off more than you can chew at the beginning, said Sugg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor at The Baltimore Sun. Start with the small end. The slice — and the story — gets wider the farther in you go. At the beginning, … Read More
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Debating whether to lower the paywall for big news? Think about the public (and reader goodwill)

There's a well-established playbook for digital journalists when tragedy, or some other big breaking news story, strikes a community. Reporters and photographers fan out across the affected area, becoming roving news bureaus as they publish images and bulletins to Instagram and Twitter. Back in the newsroom, editors make room for the coverage on a liveblog or clear out airtime … Read More
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'Serial,' Part 2? Adnan Syed's lawyers plan to roll out their own podcast

The Baltimore Sun The attorneys for Adnan Syed, the man who was convicted of murdering Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee and was the subject of the popular "Serial" podcast, have announced that they intend to launch their own podcast about the case, The Baltimore Sun's Chris Kaltenbach reports. Lawyers Rabia Chaudry, Susan Simpson and Colin Miller … Read More
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'Serial's' twist on traditional crime reporting

"Serial's" Sarah Koenig diligently re-investigates a murder and tells you what she is thinking as she is doing it – much like a fictional television detective. But, of course, she’s talking about real people. Read More
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Baltimore Sun buys The Capital in Annapolis and Carroll County Times

The Baltimore Sun The Baltimore Sun Media Group has purchased The Capital in Annapolis and the Carroll County Times, the Sun reported on Thursday. “The Capital and the Carroll County Times are wonderful newspapers and successful media businesses that have long provided vital news and information to residents in their regions,” said Timothy E. Ryan, publisher, president and … Read More
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