What do good blogging and good journalism have in common?

Easy: Great stories and great writing.

Bloggers often (and justifiably) criticize traditional print journalism as stultifying and ho-hum. But here’s a front page news story from the Seattle Times that adheres to all the journalistic standards, including the fact-filled lead and inverted pyramid construction, while being just as clever (and more absorbing) than most blog posts.

If you’re from Seattle, you’ll recognize the writer.

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