Beyond the Beltway
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 Johns Hopkins Graduate Writing Seminar student/The Rape of Nanking author/historian Iris Chang.
Bloody Monday: There was little good news in any of the newspaper circulation numbers released yesterday, which cover October 2004 to March. But The Sun–11.3 percent drop in daily circulation and 8.5 percent Sunday–did especially poorly. Andrea K. Walker covers that drop in today’s Sun. For further analysis, read on at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.