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Christopher Siple

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I'm an avid critical thinker, and experiencing other intelligent criticisms of local media, to me, is almost as important as reading it in the first place. I'm hoping News Trust can help me become a better reader, writer, and ...arithmetic-er.

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Occupation: Staff Scientist , Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Embryology
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Journalism: 1-4 years
Education: Post-graduate school
News: 30-60 minutes a day
Internet: 90 minutes a day or more
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Address: Baltimore, MD, US
Last Visit: Dec 15, 2011 - 10:36 AM PST
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2011 - 2:20 PM PDT

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Christopher posted this story - Sep 26, 2011
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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Jun 24, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

They’re expecting this doomsday scenario about getting into the parking garages come Friday," said Baltimore City Council member William H. Cole IV, who ... More »

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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Jun 24, 2011
Christopher reviewed this story - Jun 24, 2011
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4.0

Shipley is a really, really good writer.

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Christopher reviewed this story - Jun 16, 2011
Christopher's Rating
3.9

*excellently* written analysis/opinion of how the seemingly unending attention paid to Downtown in terms of development needs to shift in another (or any, for that matter) direction.

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Christopher reviewed this story - Jun 15, 2011
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4.0

Good writing, interesting points, completely biased and one-sided. Your pretty standard Michael Dresser article.

"Toll facilities need to be run like a business, you pay the fee to use the facility each time you use it. That includes daily commuters. I have never understood the ... More »

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Christopher posted this story - Jun 15, 2011
Christopher commented on this review – Jun. 10, 2011
Christopher Siple
3.0
(NT Rating: 3.6)
Reviewed by Christopher Siple - Jun. 9, 2011

Internet memes don't really take hold of cities, people just kind of do them wherever. You could just as easily replace "Planking" with "LOLCats" for this article

Christopher Siple Comment:

Ha oh yeah, forgot all about Blood Mary and Black Aggie (sp), interesting point

Christopher reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2011
Christopher's Rating
3.9
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Christopher reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2011
Christopher's Rating
3.0

Internet memes don't really take hold of cities, people just kind of do them wherever. You could just as easily replace "Planking" with "LOLCats" for this article

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Christopher reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2011
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4.0

Commenters have a decent point; money should be awarded to screen printers within the city, rather than in Columbia.

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Christopher commented on this quote – Jun. 9, 2011

I’ll echo Jack D.‘s comment and add "It depends on what version of Maryland’s America you’re living in." A lot of the rural schools and Baltimore City (another school system that rocketed to #1 under O’Malley’s leadership if you were to ... More »

Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

Hard hitting photojournalism detailing the identities of previously unknown flag-waving females to be showcased at the Baltimore Grand Prix. Seven out of the thirteen girls mention "The Inner Harbor" and/or "The Aquarium" as their top "what to do" in Baltimore. Clearly a conspiracy.

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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2011
Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

The cheerleading-to-complaining ratio has reached about 50:50 at this point.

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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Jun 8, 2011
Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Jun 6, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0
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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Jun 6, 2011
Christopher reviewed this story - May 25, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

Baltimore City sues Wells Fargo for predatory lending to minorities, and yet refuses to pay lead paint damages to minorities who were affected by the Housing Department's failures. Also, blaming Wells Fargo for blight that has affected the city since the 1960s, that's rich

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Christopher reviewed this story - May 24, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0
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Christopher reviewed this story - May 24, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

BGE and Comcast, Baltimore's love affair with monopoly continues $$$$$$

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Christopher reviewed this story - May 24, 2011
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4.0
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Christopher reviewed this story - May 16, 2011
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3.0
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Christopher reviewed this story - May 16, 2011
Christopher's Rating
3.9
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Christopher reviewed this story - May 9, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0
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Christopher posted this story - May 9, 2011
Christopher reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

Filed under "well that's random"

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Christopher reviewed this story - Apr 5, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

Really enjoyed this piece, and I cannot stand Zurawick 90% of the time. ......alright 90% is a bit high, let's say 89%

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Christopher reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

Really enjoying the meaty articles by TDR lately, a little numbers-obsessed but then again, it is a real estate publication

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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

Lacking a title sponsor, Grand Prix organizers are taking smaller payments from smaller sponsors and investors to fill the gap. They claim to have sold over 26,000 of the initially predicted 100,000 tickets.

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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2011
Christopher reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

MD's economic development agency loans the Grand Prix $500k just as their payment of $500k is due to the stadium authority. Organizers claim the continuing lack of a title sponsor is no problem as ticket sales are more than robust.

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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Apr 1, 2011
Christopher's Rating
4.0

The Grand Prix inks a few more sponsors but still lacks a title sponsor. Mayor SRB and Councilman Bill Cole claim economic impact for the city up to twice that of Long Beach, CA'w grand prix.

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Christopher posted and reviewed this story - Mar 31, 2011
Christopher commented on this review – Mar. 30, 2011
Ann Coleman
4.5
(NT Rating: 3.4)
Reviewed by Ann Coleman - Apr. 2, 2011

It's very clear and nails everything down in a really complete fashion. Using the city map with the existing and new boundaries is an additional bonus to help understand how our officials will (or will not) be affected. I was pleasantly surprised to see that our Mayor has a relatively humble residence.

Christopher Siple Comment:

I’d agree that the data is complete, but the article is flimsy – it couldn’t have taken them more than an hour or two to put together the graphic (as neato as it is)

Christopher reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2011
Christopher's Rating
2.9

This is a feature? Other than a lot of pictures there's not much to it. CP makes no attempt to add to the discussion that the Baltimore blogosphere has been generating by the nature of the limited text or the lack of reference to any other media source aside from WBAL - despite the fact that this issue has been a deservedly hot button issue for a lot of readers.

They didn't even reference the source material they clearly borrow from, very disgruntled with the lack of references. At least it serves as a very minor* link in the chain of information. *edit: on the second thought, the information is really important. they still didn't need to do much other than look up property listings and snap a few photos to put this together, adding some depth to the text would have made it a great feature.

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