Pennies for Poe

Near the diner grill, a bowl of change for the literary giant

Baltimore schoolkids collected pennies nearly 150 years ago to save Edgar Allan Poe the indignity of lying in an unmarked grave. Now another "Pennies for Poe" campaign is under way, this time with the intention of sparing his North Amity Street house from closure. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Mary Hartney - Apr 14, 2011 - 5:37 AM PDT
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Gin Ferrara
3.7
by Gin Ferrara - Apr. 18, 2011

A witty, entertaining series of bits of information about local government and interests.

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Dana Kobilinsky
2.8
by Dana Kobilinsky - Apr. 18, 2011

The article provides a lot of good links to who Edgar Allen Poe is and some information on the Highlandtown diner. The lead does a good job of bringing back an issue that is similar to one that took place 150 years ago. The article doesn't really focus enough on the "Pennies for Poe" campaign, but rather seems to be making fun of it. The quotes that the author use make Alvarez seem nonchalant and uncaring. Also, the author does not need to say "when i asked..." but should rather just state what the person said. We already know that they were interviewing the person. There is also no source for the information that the Poe House lost $85,000 in city funding. Other people could have been interviewed for their take on the issue ... More »

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Mary Hartney
3.9
by Mary Hartney - Apr. 15, 2011

Another set of gems from Laura Vozzella.

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Delfina Ezcurra
2.3
by Delfina Ezcurra - Apr. 15, 2011

This article does not represent good journalism. The author, Vozzella, begins the story talking about raising money for the Edgar Allan Poe house (supporting the title), then continues by talking about celebrities on twitter, and finishes with why people should run barefoot. I was completely confused while reading.

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Hope Regalbuto
4.0
by Hope Regalbuto - Apr. 18, 2011

The writer included tons and tons of sources and that was the main reason I liked the article. It was cool to see that the writer incorporated "tweets" from a variety of sources. I found this story to be authentic and original.

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Micah Mohlmann
3.7
by Micah Mohlmann - Apr. 18, 2011

This article I found very informative and interesting. I had not heard anything about this and its quite engaging. Anything new and positive that has to do with Baltimore's beloved Edgar Allan Poe is worth a read. The article was decently sourced but its relevance is why I found this article so enjoyable.

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