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The following is a statement on the incident from Washington Post Executive Editor Martin D. Baron:Wesley has briefed us on what occurred, and there was absolutely no justification for his
arrest.He was illegally instructed to stop taking video of officers. Then he followed officers’ instructions to leave a McDonald’s — and after contradictory instructions on how to exit, he was slammed against a soda machine and then handcuffed. That behavior was wholly unwarranted and an assault on the freedom of the press to cover the news. The physical risk to Wesley himself is obvious and outrageous.
Woe be unto you writer, should you land in a Washington Post article titled “The five worst sentences I read in January.” When I read that post written by the new nonfiction book critic Carlos Lozada, I knew two things. First, I needed to interview Lozada. Second, I was afraid to write him an email.
Lozada’s voice engaged me because in addition to rhetorical smarts, he’s pretty funny. Though he’s been at the paper for several years, he began his new role at Book Party in January. I’m proud to announce the March 22 episode of Behind the Prose will feature an interview with Lozada. In classic Behind the Prose fashion, I’ll learn how he approaches his own writing craft and process and what it’s like to read and write for a living.
Besides the five worst sentences he read in January, we’ll discuss his Book Party posts including the hilarious book review “Reggie Love on life as Obama’s “chief of stuff” and the ballooning list of journalism cliches forbidden in the The Post’s Sunday Outlook section.
Oh, and if you do find yourself in one of Lozada’s worst sentences articles, don’t be upset. He just shames your offending sentence, not your entire book.
Unless, I suppose, it needed it.
Carlos Lozada is associate editor and nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, where he has worked since 2005 in various capacities, including economics editor, national security editor and Outlook editor. Previously, he was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a Knight-Bagehot fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University. A native of Lima, Peru, he is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University.
This week’s episode features a candid conversation with Washington Post reporter Soraya McDonald. In this interview, you’ll recognize right away the wit that shades much of her prose. Soraya is a graduate of Howard University and began covering the high school sports desk as an college intern. After traveling across the country completing journalism fellowship, internships, and eventually employment, Soraya returned to the Washington Post where she eventually became a staff reporter.
I discovered her work last year when I read an article about a female gamer who had received death threats. Soraya had been covering the story for some time, and I wanted her to speak to my article writing class.
That didn’t happen, but I’m glad this did! I’ll release her bonus material which includes a how-to make the most out of your college experience, a segment particularly helpful for students.
In this show, you also get the 411 on a new daily humor site, The Reject Pile. Founded by writer Joel Miller, the site wants your unwanted work. Thank goodness somebody finally does!
Visit the SHOW PAGE on Behind the Prose for Show Notes and links!
Special Edition of Sons of the American Legion Radio Report:
Amy Brittain, investigative reporter for the Washington Post discusses the $4.3 Billion DOD contract awarded to Cerner and the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health to remodel the health records system used to manage health records for all active members of the Department of Defense. The system is expected to ease the connection to the Department of Veterans Affairs to expedite benefit request processing for those seeking benefits.
Amy Brittain joined The Washington Post in 2013 as an investigative reporter after reporting at the Newark Star Ledger since 2010. At age 24, she won the George F. Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting for her series with Mark Mueller, “Strong at Any Cost,” which detailed the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone by hundreds of New Jersey law enforcement officers and firefighters. She has also had internships at the Christian Science Monitor and the Arizona Republic and freelanced for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. She covered the San Diego Padres for mlb.com in 2009.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University and a master’s of science in journalism from Columbia University.
Kenneth G. Kraetzer is executive director of Sons of the American Legion Radio, which since 2007 has conducted weekly reports on veterans, the active military, and college sports. SALRadio is part of Squadron 135, White Plains, NY of the Sons of the American Legion, a member of the The American Legion, the world's largest veterans organization. Weekly reports are provided on WVOX 1460 AM New Rochelle, NY. firstname.lastname@example.org @SonslegionRadio
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Howard Jay Smith is an award-winning writer. His newest and third book is entitled, “Beethoven In Love; Opus 139.” He taught for many years in the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program and has lectured nationally. His articles and photographs have appeared in the Washington Post, Horizon, The Journal of the Writer’s Guild of America, and numerous trade publications.
While an executive at ABC Television, Embassy TV and Academy Home Entertainment, Howard worked on numerous film, television, radio and commercial projects. He serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Symphony and is a member of the American Beethoven Society. Visit www.beethoveninloveopus139.com.
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Toy is multifaceted and currently runs an independent publishing company, movie production company and popular Washington DC and Maryland area bookstore. In addition, she facilitates her popular seminar "How To Write A Novel In 30 Days", using her non-fiction novel of the same title. Toy consults authors and publishing houses on what it takes to achieve success and longevity in the industry.
She has been featured in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Essence Magazine, Don Diva Magazine and Urban Book Source. She has been awarded Author Of The Year by AAMBC and was voted Most Underrated Author by The Urban Book Source.
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