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Report to Readers: A fabulous story by an old friend

Remember Eric Moskowitz? A few years back, he was a stand-out Monitor reporter who covered Concord City Hall, among other topics. Strangely, the story I remember most by Moskowitz is one that never saw the light of day: an enormous and wonderful profile of Carol Moseley Braun, intended for publication just as she decided to drop out of the Democratic presidential primary of 2004. D’oh!

These days, Moskowitz is a Boston Globe reporter – and, suddenly, the talk of the town among journalists in New England and across the country.

In case you missed it, Moskowitz published a riveting story about the man kidnapped by the Boston bombing suspects last month. The drama and detail he teased out of a lengthy interview with the man were nearly unbelievable (not to mention simply landing the interview itself!), and the story-telling was masterful.

Yesterday, on a journalism website of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., writing guru Roy Peter Clark dissected the story in minute detail. The short version: Man, that Moskowitz sure can write.

Interested in hearing more from Moskowitz about how he wrote the story? The Poynter website will hold a free live chat with him Thursday at 3 p.m. You can find more information here.

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