Every week, I will shine the spotlight on some of the best storytelling in the business and offer my comments. “Stories of the Week” will post every Monday at 8 AM.
Future installments of “Stories of the Week” will cover all forms of media. But for the first installment, I stayed close to home: great human-interest pieces from local news stations in the Southeast.
In particular I’d like to showcase a few people I know very well — three men named John (well, one is named Jon) and one named Steve.
A gift of a lifetime for Joseph (2/22/13, WXIA-TV Atlanta): When I first interviewed at WXIA-TV in Atlanta, I was shown a sample of the station’s work. The most exceptional stories came from Jon Shirek, whose understated delivery belies the beauty in his writing. The story aired last Friday and has been at the top of the site’s most-read articles all weekend. Credit goes to photographer Steve Flood for the quick but powerful pace he sets in editing this story.