This is an example of a compelling 400-word profile, followed by notes from the reporter about the process he went through to keep it so short.  The post is from the blog Newsthinking, by Bob Baker, a professional writing coach and journalist with the Los Angeles Times, whose site is an archive of successful stories, followed by some insights into what makes them great.

This is an example of a compelling 400-word profile, followed by notes from the reporter about the process he went through to keep it so short.  The post is from the blog Newsthinking, by Bob Baker, a professional writing coach and journalist with the Los Angeles Times, whose site is an archive of successful stories, followed by some insights into what makes them great.

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