True/Slant: Conor Friedersdorf’s best journalism of 2009

I enjoyed going through some of this list at the weekend: Conor Friedersdorf’s favourite journalism (mainly US-based) of last year, published on True/Slant. He says:

[T]his isn’t an infallible account of journalism’s best, but I aim to make it the best roundup that any one person can offer, one of these years I intend to do better than the committees who pick the Pulitzer Prizes and National Magazine Awards (the pressure’s on, especially since you guys charge entry fees), and if nothing else my effort encompasses writing that is well worth your time.

It’s an inspiring list: from profiles like ‘Held by the Taliban’ by the New York Times’ David Rohde; to quirker finds, such as ‘The Anatomy of a Smear: How The Reigning King of Special Effects Got Caught in One’ by John Mayer, in the media criticism section.

The Best of Journalism (2009) list at this link…

(He’s @JournoCurator on Twitter)

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