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Ian's Rationalizing (Or is it Bullsh-tting?) - Posted December 20, 2010
WaPo's Ian Shapira appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday to discuss his recent heart-wrenching Facebook story involving a mother dying from a heart defect shortly after... [FishbowlDC]

Readers Irked by WaPo Reporter's Perceived Shallowness - Posted October 7, 2010
The reporter's editor had one emotionless reply for him: "Find the body." In a Sept. 2004 Metro story, Ian Shapira had authored a story about a homeless guy who turned out to maybe be not so dead. In today's Story Lab, WaPo... [FishbowlDC]

Examiner Column Goofs Up Entire Premise - Posted August 27, 2010
A question we should all ask ourselves: WWGD? (What would Goofy do?) In a column published Thursday afternoon about journalists not getting their facts right and "sifting facts from fiction," Washington Examiner Editorial Page Editor Mark Tapscott completely goofs ... [FishbowlDC]

Anatomy of a Story on TWT Sale - Posted August 26, 2010
WaPo's Ian Shapira breaks down the story of the pending sale of TWT this afternoon in a Story Lab feature. What's noteworthy: the conversation Shapira had with DCRTV's Dave Hughes (pictured here... [FishbowlDC]

Tales From 1990 - Posted August 13, 2010
Two stories have hit the intertubes today of very talented journalists struggling with new media. Susie Gharib, profiled by MarketWatch writer Jon Friedman, is "one of the best and most popular business-television journalists on the... [MediaJobsDaily]

WaPo Writer Outs Anonymous Source - Posted August 4, 2010
In an absolute rarity, a source who insisted on anonymity phoned a WaPo reporter and asked him to identify her by name after the story had published. This is WaPo's story lab today in which Ian Shapira lets us watch journalism flip on its head. Shapira felt "nervous" when he received the... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Rips Off Its Own Story - Posted May 11, 2010
As the expression goes, imitation is the greatest form of flattery. But what about when a newspaper imitates itself, what then? Today's WaPo Style section cover piece by Deneen Bro... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen - a Founding Father? - Posted April 26, 2010
Nah, Politico's Mike Allen isn't really one of the Founding Fathers. But reading a recent Facebook post by Politico's James Hohmann, one might think so: "Mike Allen is an American hero. My already immense admir... [FishbowlDC]

Shapira to Source: 'Wait! Please Don't Hang up, Please Don't Hang up, You Still There?' - Posted March 8, 2010
WaPo's "Story Lab" was a lesson in persistence today from reporter Ian Shapira. The story he was working on was emotionally tricky; he had to find just the right methods to get the story. Who among us hasn't begged into the phone,... [FishbowlDC]

Couric And The duPont|Guardian Sheds Staff|Sklar Not Leaving|Oprah Bio|Kentucky Creation Museum - Posted January 22, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Couric And The duPont|Guardian Sheds Staff|Sklar Not Leaving|Oprah Bio|Kentucky Creation Museum - Posted January 22, 2010
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c... [FishbowlNY]

WaPo Journo Sneers at Vanity Fair - Posted January 22, 2010
WaPo's Ian Shapira takes issue with magazines such as Vanity Fair coming into his home state of Kentucky and writing "glib" stories on it. He complains about the annual stori... [FishbowlDC]

WaPo Writer's Gawker Experience Raises Questions Of Fair Use - Posted August 3, 2009
We feel a bit guilty blogging about this right now, fearing that it will just add fuel to the fire raging over blogs (like this one) that draw information and quotes from stories in news sources like The Washington Post. But thanks to an article in the Post this w... [morningmedianewsfeed]

WaPo Writer's Gawker Experience Raises Questions Of Fair Use - Posted August 3, 2009
We feel a bit guilty blogging about this right now, fearing that it will just add fuel to the fire raging over blogs (like this one) that draw information and quotes from stories in news sources like The Washington Post. But thanks to an article in the Post this w... [FishbowlNY]

WaPo Journo Writes About Future of Newspapers After Being Lifted by Gawker - Posted August 3, 2009
Last month, Ian Shapira did a story about Millennials and it was picked up by ... [FishbowlLA]

WaPo Journos Lunching With Ravindran - Posted April 29, 2009
Don Graham has been holding journo lunch meetings for Vijay Ravindran, WaPo's chief digital officer. According to Washingtonian, the lunches are being held to ramp up the former Amazon exec. on the business of news. WaPo's Liz Spayd, ... [FishbowlDC]

"Inside the Virginia Tech Media Pack" - Posted April 30, 2007
From the Post's Ian Shapira: All I remembered seeing was a huge scrum of reporters encircling a student outside the Inn at Virginia Tech, and then my legs revved into motion. With a notebook at the ready, I scurried outside the inn and headed over to The Pack, my mind buzzing over an... [FishbowlDC]

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