“Don’t Go Downtown”

9:52am– I walked out of my French lecture and was headed down the hallway on the way back to my car. 10:13am– My cell phone starts to ring and I hear three panicked words from my mother that would shape the rest of my day: “Don’t go downtown”. As the details are finally being sorted…

Heat and Light

What constitutes a story worth reporting? According to journalist Charles Dana, news is not about dogs biting men. News is when men start biting dogs. That little anecdote is what prompted this week’s entry.  The tragic ending of the 1993 Somalia Affair is a perfect example about how things make news when they go wrong….