I remember sitting in a journalism lecture a few years ago and being offered the following explanation of what journalists do: “We’re the ones running towards the burning building, the chaos,” a professor said. “Running in the opposite direction of everyone else.”
The obvious question is, “why?” The answer is just as obvious. The story.
I decided I wanted to be a journalist the day four hijacked airplanes torpedoed from the sky and changed the world. I wanted to know everything about everything important and tell everyone about it. I had always loved history. Why not try to spend my life witnessing it?
And for you, why not spend a few minutes taking a look at some of the work I’ve posted on this site? I still have a long way to go but, hopefully, I’m headed in the right direction, even if it is the opposite one.
Thanks for your time,