People plus numbers plus analysis equals a compelling story

Read the article by Sahar el Bahar in al Ahram Weekly, April 5, 2007, on the impact of inflation on Egypt’s economy to see how to explain an issue that seems dry and remote. It is a powerful tale told with extensive use of data and personal stories and experts’ views.  Maybe too much data, and maybe too many experts.  Maybe a little more poetry in the telling. But it shows a long view and a reporter’s ability to put something into a larger context, which is why good reporting matters.


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