Looking forward to the future of journalism

The power of long-form journalism in the Cameron Todd Willingham arson case

Helen Zhang at Mediaite points out the sudden interest in the Texas death penalty case of Cameron Todd Willingham was prompted by a ginormous, 16,000-word article by the New Yorker magazine. The story is long — but it’s hard to stop reading it: The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in … Read more

Ambush in Atascosa — 10 Years Later

Vianna Davila wrote this story about the 10th anniversary of a deadly ambush that killed two deputies and a state trooper in Atascosa County. But I thought her video was especially well done. Without sensationalizing the tragedy, it lays out what happened in a straightforward, sober tone, told in the words of a deputy who … Read more