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With its Lego project, the Tampa Bay Times crushes my hopes and dreams

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Last week, the digital geniuses at the Tampa Bay Times debuted a multimedia presentation that used animated Lego figures and constructions to tell a complicated story about a planned toll road on the Howard Frankland Bridge. “How the plan to fix Tampa Bay’s most important bridge fell apart, told in Legos” from Eli Zhang, Caitlin Johnston, Anthony Cormier, and Martin Frobisher is an absolute must-click for its combination of shoe-leather reporting and “Everything Is Awesome” visualization. It’s a great read. It’s visually stunning. It’s also — to…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.6.15 — Play ball (a little quicker, please)

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It was a big Easter weekend full of news. The top local story is penned by Caitlin Johnston in the Tampa Bay Times regarding the treatment and working conditions at the Tampa Fire Department. Sort of embarrassing that a majority of the city’s fire stations still lack designated women’s bathrooms and private changing areas. Rolling Stone magazine’s editors are being lambasted in some quarters on the Internet this morning for their response to that independent review on that University of…

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