I love reading the Economist. The content, of course, is vital. But what makes it an informative and enjoyable read is the writing. It's crisp and artful. I especially love the briefs in the front of the book, which are excellent examples of how much you can convey with the right word choice. Here are two great examples from the 15 March edition:

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Writing short can be challenging when you have to communicate complex concepts. But it also can more fun for you as the writer and more interesting for your readers when you invest just a little more time in choosing the best words for the job.

Get more tips on short-form writing here.