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Best Local Blog

Baltimore Crime

Posted 9/21/2005

Marcie Jones’ Baltimore Crime blog may be the only one-stop URL for crime information happening in the city. Doesn’t matter where the news is coming from—reported or commented upon in The Sun or Washington Post, the Baltimore Chronicle or The New York Times, investigated in City Paper, linked to from WBAL’s news web site, or appearing in community newsletters such as Hampden Happenings—if it is crime happening in Baltimore, she links to it and moves on, with practically no navel-gazing, hand-wringing, or melodramatic moralizing. She prefers to let everything speak for itself: “Eight Dundalk teenagers were arrested for a parking lot fight after a basketball game,” with a link to a story in the Dundalk Eagle. “Some good news: the city drug overdose fatality rate is down 12 percent,” with a link to a Sun story. “Sixteen-year-old Roman Paige was shot in the head while playing basketball,” with a link to a WBAL story. She does this almost every day, and best of all, not once since she started posting in January of this year has her blog ever been all about her.

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Adam Meister's Baltimore Politics Examiner, 9/17/2008

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