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Achenblog: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

My Deleted Career

My only complaint about writing for the Web is that, contrary to everything you hear, the Web forgets. You write something you think is pretty good, and years later, it's gone -- expunged, vaporized, obliterated. Some efficient person cleared...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 27, 2008; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (327)
 
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'Timid Litany of Limitations'

My smart colleague Garance pointed out, when I mentioned the gist of McCain's energy speech, that it sounded a lot like the message of the "Death of Environmentalism" guys, Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus. Here's McCain: 'We are offered...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 26, 2008; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (222)
 
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Accountability Journalism

Incredibly, produced a news story about the Everglades . I can still do this. It's like riding a bike. -- Last night at a dinner party we were talking about the future of the news biz -- what else?...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 25, 2008; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Len Downie Retires

We just had an emotional staff meeting at which Len Downie announced that he will retire. It's been 44 years and one day since he started at The Washington Post. Two prolonged ovations for Len (I concur with fishbowldc's...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 23, 2008; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (266)
 
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Oz Without GPS

Some stuff to read to begin the week: Here's my piece in Slate about giving up on GPS devices (written on vacation in Australia as you will see). The nut grafs: '...the GPS device robs the traveler of a...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 23, 2008; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
 
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