Poynter’s Suggestions for Good Weekend Reading

From The Poynter Report with Tom Jones:

Today, an abbreviated version of The Poynter Report with a few weekend suggestions of essential, interesting and entertaining journalism to catch up on over the weekend.

The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan, Max Bearak, Siobhán O’Grady, Sudarsan Raghavan and Robyn Dixon with “One month into the Ukraine war, a defiant nation is forever changed but adapting.”

A New York Times’ Visual Investigations team (Robin Stein, Christiaan Triebert, Natalie Reneau, Aleksandra Koroleva and Drew Jordan) analyzed dozens of battlefield radio transmissions between Russian forces during an initial invasion of the town of Makariv, outside Kyiv: “Under Fire, Out of Fuel, No Air Support: What Intercepted Russian Radio Chatter Reveals.”

Outstanding work here by The Los Angeles Times’ Harriet Ryan and Matt Hamilton: “A ‘blood money’ betrayal: How corruption spoiled reparations for Armenian genocide victims.”

For Outside, Kathleen McLaughlin with “‘The Power of the Dog’ Shows a New Side of Montana. That’s the Point.”

PolitiFact’s Bill McCarthy with “No, Virginia Tech swimmer did not tweet that her ‘finals spot was stolen’ by transgender athlete.”

Mediaite’s Kipp Jones with “Steve Schmidt Inexplicably Reveals Emails Showing He Berated Maggie Haberman After She Told Him to Stop.”

For The Objective, Naomi Andu with “The collapse of the Texas Observer.”

This came out last week, but it’s my favorite thing I’ve read in quite a while. For The New York Times, Anthony Ham with “Australia’s Clever Birds Did Not Consent to This Science Experiment.” As ESPN’s Mina Kimes tweeted, “I will never not click on an article about animals outwitting humans”

For the Columbia Journalism Review, Caleb Pershan with “‘We have the simplest business in the world’: A conversation with Defector Media.”

Earlier this month, Christianity Today’s Daniel Silliman investigated the publication he works for in “Sexual Harassment Went Unchecked at Christianity Today.” Now Slate’s Molly Olmstead has a Q&A with Sillimin in “Investigating Sexual Harassment in an Evangelical Christian Newsroom.”

The Academy Awards are Sunday night. Here’s a fun look back at the last time one movie swept the five major categories (best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, best screenplay). It’s The Ringer’s Keith Phipps with “The Night ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Devoured the Oscars.”

The New York Times’ Sopan Deb with “Basketball Skills Got Him to the N.B.A., but Activism Made His Name.”

The Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore with “The miracle of Saint Peter’s: How Jersey City produced the most unlikely Sweet 16 team.”

Looking for a fun podcast? Check out the latest episode of Rolling Stone’s “Music Now.” Host Brian Hiatt talks with David Fear and Erica Thompson about Batman music in “‘Something in the Way,’ ‘The Batman,’ Prince and the Wild History of Batmusic.”

Finally, what a photo by The New York Times’ Sarahbeth Maney.

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