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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Shoe leather journalism, and tornadoes

Shoe leather journalism should never be replaced by all the digital whiz bangs we have, and this report by a CNN journalist illustrates why--literal shoe leather work. A great piece of journalism, telling the stories of people. Thank you, and my it serve an example for what is the best of the best about the Moore tornado coverage. Read and enjoy.
"Walking the path of the tornado." https://www.facebook.com/terry.clark.900/posts/10200701002321368?comment_id=5367412&offset=0&total_comments=4&notif_t=share_comment

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  1. Great idea well executed by John Sutter. Speaking of shoe leather, the backstory to Berry Tramel's great article on the tornado photo is worth a read:
    http://newsok.com/moore-tornado-more-on-big-dog-the-hug/article/3833490

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