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JOURNALISM PORTFOLIO - '98-'09

February 01, 2005

Here are some examples of Matt's work in professional print journalism, presently limited here to those that are available online. Last updated 2009.


SOME RECENT PIECES

"Flexible Tolling: The Key To Solving Our Congestion" (Crosscut)

"Ready To Try Public Private Partnerships Yet?" (Crosscut)

"What Is It About Mileage Taxes Obama Doesn't Understand" (Crosscut)

"How To Pay For The Roads Still Traveled" (Crosscut)

"Time For A Bus-fare Reality Check" (Crosscut)

"Hurray For Mass Transit, But It's No Silver Bullet" (Crosscut)

"Putting Politics Ahead Of Kids" (Seattle Times)

"It Isn't Racism That's Oppressing Seattle Public Schools Students, It's Inflexibility" (Crosscut)

"State GOP Needs A Centrist Plan To Make A Comeback" (Tacoma News Tribune, Sunday Insight cover)

"Thugs On Parade" (City Journal)

It's Clear: Plan Today For Water Tomorrow" (Tacoma News Tribune, Sunday Insight cover)

"Ample Water Potential, But a Leadership Drought: Toward a 21st Century Regional Water Policy for Central Puget Sound" (White Paper, Cascadia Center, Discovery Institute)

"Blue City Conservatives - Meet Seattle's Biggest Closet Cases: The Republicans Next Door" (Seattle Weekly)

"Why Adopt? Couples Share Their Stories" (Parent Map)


ON WHY BLOGS MATTER

"The Blogs Of Freedom" (Iraqi bloggers) (Seattle Times)

"Bill Cosby and the Blogosphere" (how blogs "give legs" to an "off limits" story) (National Review Online)

"Blog On!" (the growth of news and commentary blogs in and around Seattle) (Seattle Magazine)


OP-EDS AND COMMENTARIES on politics, policy, culture

"Speaking Of Job Growth...." (Kerry vs. Bush on the economy) (Seattle Times)

*North Korea: Heads Up, Seattle (Seattle Weekly)

"China Should Apologize For Video Glorifying September 11" (Seattle Times)

"The Bloody Hands Of The Weathermen" (Seattle Times)

"Turn In Your Peace Signs And Face The Hard Facts" (Seattle Times)

"Risk in Iraq is Doing Too Little, Too Late"(Seattle Times)

"Global Democracy Needs Continual Push" (Seattle Times)

"Shame On Fremont For Its Tribute To Lenin" (Seattle Times)

"Renton-based Mission Confronts Brutality In Sudan" (Seattle Times)

"Challenges For A Nation Poised Between Two Worlds" (Seattle Times)

"Gun-Control Advocates Should Change Their Tune" (Seattle Times)

"Altered Consciousness In The City By The Bay" (Seattle Times)

"Hardline Humor About Prez Reveals a Lot About His Opponents" (how Bush-haters dug their own grave) (Jewish World Review)

"Educational Landscape by Dali" (Jewish World Review)

"School Reform's Missing Piece" (charter schools) (Seattle Times)

"Charter School Foes Are Running Out Of Excuses" (Seattle Times)

"Seattle Public Schools An Academic Crapshoot" (Seattle Times)

"Technology Can't Bridge Seattle's Educational Gaps" (Seattle Times)

"Parents Who Raise Readers Open Door to Success" (Seattle Times)

"Don't Blame the Schools for Enforcing Boundaries" (Seattle Times)

"Woe To The Moderates On The UW Campus" (Seattle Times)

"Moving Race Discussion Beyond Cries Of Racism" (Seattle Times)

"Confronting White Guilt" (Seattle Times)

"Community Doesn't Need More Racial Posturing" (Seattle Times)

"The Stereotypes That Feed Seattle's Racial Tensions" (Seattle Times)

"The 'Silent War' Against Black-On-Black Violence"

"Challenging Perspectives On AIDS and Gay Men" (Seattle Times)

"Grasping For Answers In The City Of Fear" (Mardi Gras '01 riots in Seattle, policing)

"District Elections: Yes, To Shake Up The Council" (Seattle Times)

"City, County Must Close Lobbyist Disclosure Gap" (Seattle Times)

"Expanded Passenger Ferry Service Could Ease Region's Traffic Congestion" (Sunday opinion section cover) (Seattle Times)

"Seattle Needs to Take The E-Government Plunge" (Seattle Times)

"Sidran's 'Rocky Road' Runs Through The Eastside" (on '01 Seattle mayoral candidate & near-victor Mark Sidran) (Seattle Times)

"A Double Shot Of Lukewarm Logic" (proposed Seattle latte tax) (Seattle Times)

"Lessons In Art Of Survival for Bellevue Museum" (cutting-edge "art" falls flat) (Seattle Times)

"Capitalism May Rescue Troubled City Turf" (inner city development) (Seattle Times)

"Jumpin' At The Junction" (West Seattle's boom) (Seattle Times)

"Lending A Hand To Hard-luck Kids" (transitional living and guidance for formerly homeless minority teens) (Seattle Times)

"Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should" (technology run amok) (Seattle Times)

"Shun The Commercialism That Numbs Your Kids" (Seattle Times)

"Seattle-ites Unite! Reject Chili Macaroni On A Stick" (busy-ness, one-handed food, Slow Food) (Seattle Times)

"You Know You've Stepped In It When......" (Things Not To Say) (Seattle Times)


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, REAL ESTATE

"Bad Blocks" (urban blight) (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"Bremerton Searches For Life And Leadership" (economic development/op-ed) (Seattle Times)

"Bremerton's Grand Plan To Revitalize Its Core" (economic development/op-ed) (Seattle Times)

"Kitsap Kicks It Up: ...Peninsula's 'Downtown' Aims To Pull Itself Out Of The Doldrums" (Sunday opinion section cover) (Seattle Times)

"Sometimes It Pays To Be Destructive" (demolition business) (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"No Place To Park" (downtown Seattle's parking shortage) (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"Mechanized Parking May Ease Land Crunch In Future, (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"Public Property Blight Poses Challenge For City" (rundown city properties) (Puget Sound Business Journal)


BUSINESS

Cashing In:...PGA Championship A Windfall For Economy" (Puget Sound Business Journal)


TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET

Customers Begin To Demand More of Technology" (personal technology, mobile) (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"Get Ready For The Online Explosion" (e-commerce, incl. B2B) (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"Popularity of Internet Won't Peak For Years" (Internet metrics, usage) (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"Venturing A Risk" (venture capital, hi-tech) (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"Investors Look For Strong Management, Product" (venture capital/hi-tech) (Puget Sound Business Journal)

"Research Firms Aim to Reveal The Online Mind" (market research) (Puget Sound Business Journal)


CONSUMER

"Early Investing Helps Avoid College Sticker Shock," (Puget Sound Business Journal)


FAITH

"A Candle That Burns Brightest At Home" (teaching spirituality to children) (Parent Map)


TRAVEL

"Where The Waters Meet" (Enjoying California's "Mendonoma" Coast) (California CEO)

"Dropping In On B.C.'s Laid Back, Counter-culture Hornby Island" (Seattle Times)

"Dream Getaways" (see "Riding Off Into The Washington Sunset," "Winding Your Way Down The Oregon Coast" and "South Willamette Valley Wine Country") (Seattle Magazine)


MUSIC
(A feature, plus (mostly) concert previews and a few reviews; free registration at Seattle Times site may be required on some occasions)

"Bellevue Man Stretches Limits Of Pedal Steel Guitar" (Seattle Times)

"She's Free As A Bird - Ndegocello Won't Be Caged Into A Single Style" (Seattle Times)

"One With The Drum" (Japanese taiko drumming group, Kodo) (Seattle Times)

"Ozomatli's coming - Get Set to Sweat" (Seattle Times)

"Galactic Orbits Its Funk Around A New Orleans Sound" (Seattle Times)

"The 'Blues Highway' Detours to Winthrop" (Winthrop Rhythm And Blues Festival) (Seattle Times)

"What's A Texas Banjo Picker Doing Playing Rock On Hood Canal?" (Danny Barnes) (Seattle Times)

"Tim McGraw Serves Up Spice Faith Hill Lacks" (Seattle Times)

"Alison Krause Knows Her Way Around A Ballad" (Seattle Times)

"No Surprise To Robert Bradley's Rock 'N Roll Success" (Seattle Times)

"Wolff: An Appeal Beyond The Inner Circle Of Jazz" (Seattle Times)


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Posted by Matt Rosenberg at February 1, 2005 12:02 PM