Saturday, July 3, 2010

Quirkiest Journalism

The other day, several of my coworkers and I were discussing our earlier days in journalism and some of the stranger pieces we had done in our careers before we started working in public affairs. One coworker told us she had reported on the "cat beat" for a short period of time, covering all things feral and furry. Another writer had a classic assignment — to write about a new doll that had been released for young girls. The conversation went on from there.

Here's an excerpt from my submission:
"We're setting up a gateway; we will invite the dead through so they can join us for our rite."
Read more here.

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Note: Feral cat photo is not actually a feral cat ... just a scruffy-looking cat to go along with the reference made to covering the cat beat. In fact, that cool-looking kitteh is a Norwegian forest cat, according to the photographer, Flickr user eva101. Check out the original here.