Category Archives: Journalism


In case you were wondering, my current job responsibilities suck enough words per day out of me to pretty much exhaust any writer-ly creativity I have left in my bones. That’s not to say I won’t write again in this … Continue reading

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Drunktank, DCCranktank the same thing to Google

There are a million different strategies to increase your web traffic, but almost all of them rely on getting Google to spit up your site at the top of its search queries. Even though this blog has been around for … Continue reading

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The power of a referral

What can Greater Greater Washington do for you? Quite a bit, if you are a blogger and the Washington urbanist powerhouse picks up one of your posts. Last week, a quick hit I did on the tear down of a … Continue reading

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Programming note

DCCrankTank will gradually be shifting its coverage ever so slightly — away from daily posting and reactive blogging (basically, a chore) to a slower pace with hopefully more photos and interactive elements. That will start tomorrow. I encourage all co-writers … Continue reading

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Reid quietly slips into Wilbon’s old role at the Post

On Dec. 7, Michael Wilbon said goodbye to The Post. The man, now a national media figure, had an amazing 30-plus year run with the paper and proved along with Tony Kornheiser that even average-looking journalists could find a place … Continue reading

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Savage Love columnist finds sage advice in Cornerstone

Savage Love columnist Dan Savage was scheduled to speak at the University of Maryland recently, but was sidelined by our epic snow storm a couple weeks back and didn’t make his speech. I guess nobody told him Cornerstone is the … Continue reading

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If you don’t get it, then get it.

I’ve been a Washington Post “Sundays only” subscriber since I graduated college. For a while I subscribed to the dead-tree edition every day, but found it overwelming and started to associate newspaper reading with a daily chore rather than a … Continue reading

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