Conor Friedersdorf, Atlantic editor and founding editor of The Best Of Journalism, has his 2010 “Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism” list up. Yes, we know you’re just going to scan the page for your name, those you love and those you hate.
Freelancing is an adventure the way “Locked Up Abroad” is an adventure. Journalism even at its best is already a fairly caustic and draining experience. All the qualities that make you a great journalist make you a terrible person: gossip, urgency, obsession, noisiness, theatrics and hysterics.