Wednesday, June 30, 2010

When the Impossible Finally Happens

There was an article published in Assignment Detroit by the Time/CNN crew about how the Russell Industrial Center (1600 Clay St.) has become a haven for artists and other small businesses. It was clear, well-written, and had multiple sources. It answered at least of majority of questions associated with the subject matter and told the good as well as the bad news associated with said story.

And it was written by the Time/CNN crew as part of their Assignment Detroit project.

Quite frankly, I'm shocked. I've previously compared the folks working on Assignment Detroit to the barristas at Starbucks. They have been here for several months now and have developed a reputation for filing stories that only barely scratched the surface of a given subject. Their previous material could pretty much be authored by someone in Des Moines who spent 5 minutes reading a Wikipedia entry.

Now, however, they go and produce a piece of competent journalism like this. I just don't know what to think anymore. It's as if someone told me that the Detroit Lions had won a Super Bowl.

Read Detroit's New Factory of Dreams on Assignment Detroit.

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