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Exceptional writing: a Workshop shortlist

Posted: Jan. 24, 2018 | Tags: Media Shortlist, What We're Reading

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This season’s media shortlist from The Investigative Reporting Workshop covers a gamut of written works from January.

With the luxury of time off these last two months, I managed to read voraciously and halved my backlog of bookmarked journalism.

Here are some of my favorite pieces, which found themselves falling under three tidy headers — cryptocurrency, gender and biography. I hope you set aside some time to explore these examples of outstanding writing.



“Bitcoin Mania”

SUE HALPERN for The New York Review of Books, Jan. 18, 2018

A finely tuned portrait of the budding, oft-misunderstood cryptocurrency craze. Halpern reviews ...

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