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Is this a good story?

May 8, 2009
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Tribune Co.’s bankruptcy and mass layoffs at the Baltimore Sun have obscured another troubling incident at the media giant: a market-test of stories that have not yet been published. Editor & Publisher carried an item about this on April 30, the day after 55 Chicago Tribune reporters signed an e-mail to their editors protesting...
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The curious incident of the bad review and the fired bartender

August 7, 2013
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The curious incident of the bad review and the fired bartender

On July 17th, the Sun‘s Midnight Sun blog posted Wesley Case’s review of the new Hampden sports bar David’s 1st and 10. It was a mixed review, more negative than positive, but that’s not especially strange in the world of restaurant and bar reviews. But something else about the review was strange. Here’s an...
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Dogwood Reopening?

September 2, 2009
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In our last post we mentioned that The Baltimore Sun listed Dogwood as closed due to the recession, even though Dogwood‘s web site said it was just closed for August. Well, Feedbag finally heard back from Dogwood owner Bridget Sampson. The Dogwood is, indeed, planning to reopen Dogwood. However, things are a bit tenuous....
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Questions Linger in July 4 AFSCME Union Hall Shooting

August 5, 2008
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The police-involved shooting at the AFSCME union hall on July 5 that left two young men dead still has union boss Glen Middleton refusing to answer a key question: Who rented the hall from AFSCME Local 67 and allowed a party promoter nicknamed “Mike Love” to throw an illicit bash there billed as “Extreme...
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The Wire: David Simon Repeats, The Wire’s Sun Is Not the Real Sun

January 10, 2008
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The Wire: David Simon Repeats, The Wire’s Sun Is Not the Real Sun

Cutline?: Clark Johnson stars as a metro editor in The Wire‘s fifth season Baltimore Sun. David Simon is an opinionated man with a big mouth. Anybody who has ever interviewed, worked with, or talked to him knows this. The Wire‘s fifth season debuted this past Sunday, Jan. 6, and one of the season’s many...
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News roundup

August 16, 2005
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As you’ve probably heard by now, thanks to the Sun‘s Jill Rosen, among others, the convention center HQ hotel is pretty much a done deal. Well, there goes our $305 million. To find out how it happened, dig deep in the Sun‘s “Hilton Proposal” mini-site , which includes good stories on the success and...
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News Roundup

August 9, 2005
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In The Sun, Jennifer Skalka does the wide reveal of an unexpected, though not surprising, political comeback: that of former state senator Larry Young (as hinted at earlier in these pages), who was kicked out of the state Senate in January 1998 for a bunch of ethical violations. Young’s said to be considering a...
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News Roundup

July 7, 2005
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Change of Scenery: If not for the events in London, surely the changes at Central Booking would be getting more attention. But maybe not? How many changes-at-the-jail stories have there been over the past few years? No Hope: Also interesting in today’s Sun, Grant Huang and Arthur Hirsch report that the Anti-Defamation League will...
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In This Week’s City Paper

June 2, 2005
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In the feature, Terrie Snyder talks, at length, with former Baltimore Police Commissioner Ed Norris. Linked to this St. Petersburg Times story –Norris now lives in the Tampa area–some days ago, but it’s worth another look. Both Political Animal Brian Morton and longtime CP writer Tom Chalkley eulogize 98 Rock veteran newsman/commentator Bob Lopez,...
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Crabs, Horses, and Other Local Fauna

May 6, 2005
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Pickers on the Way: Earlier this week I linked to a Post story about Chesapeake Bay seafood processors awaiting federal legislation that would allow more Mexican workers in to pick crabs. Well, yesterday they got their wish; the legislation, slipped into a military spending bill, now goes to GWB’s desk. Good Bet: In a...
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News Hole

May 5, 2005
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Capitol Steps: Martin O’Malley revs up gubernatorial campaign by unveiling a 10-point plan to fix state’s juvenile justice system. That sounds like a good idea, but promises to clean up DJJ have tripped up more than one politician in Maryland. Post story. Hit the Road . . . In a change of format, and...
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Beyond the Beltway

May 3, 2005
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Fast Eddie: In Sunday’s St. Petersburg Times, Kelley Benham knocks on doors, finds former Baltimore police chief and state police superintendent/current felon Ed Norris, and writes an excellent, long feature story about him. Thread of Iris Chang: In the April 17 San Francisco Chronicle, Heidi Benson investigates the life and recent death of early-’90s...
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