It is a failing typical of media critics, or at least of me: I rarely get around to calling attention to good work. So let me just note that today the Boston Globe wraps up as fine an example of narrative journalism as you’ll see all year.
Thomas Farragher’s four-part series on post-traumatic-stress syndrome, told through the stories of three Iraq war buddies, is heartbreaking and important.
Fortunately, we live in an age when work such as this does not disappear with yesterday’s trash. It will continue to be available on the Web, with more photos, audio and other storytelling enhancements.
So if you haven’t read it, bookmark it, and go back when you get the time. It’s well worth it.