My second article was published on The Grio this morning. I didn’t have to take a bus to New Jersey at 7 a.m this time, but there was still a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears. I love “journalisting” (that’s my new verb), but I still feel a sense of anxiety around my work. I described this feeling to a fellow journalist last night and he said that when I stop feeling that way it is probably time to retire. Point well taken.
There is one interesting behind the scenes moment of the article. I was doing some research after I was assigned the piece and realized my old boss was one of the first elected officials to take a stand against Blast. The issue was straight forward. I called him first thing yesterday morning and he gave me a brief interview. I knew those City Council contacts would be useful in this business. (I have tried to explain this to a certain t.v station on many occasions but they just don’t seem to care.)
Thanks in advance for reading the article. Please post the link to your social networks.
Is ‘Blast’ malt liquor being marketed to kids? http://soc.li/o6XQcvX