Columbia Journalism Review

What I learned about journalism at the New York Post

Columbia Journalism Review, July 31, 2017

…”The New York Post taught me to read people quickly and to be brave in pursuit of a story. Asking intimate questions of strangers and powerful people is always going to be frightening. But you can’t be a journalist if you can’t handle the fear. You can’t even pretend you’re trying to get to the truth if you’re too scared or lazy or careless to ask the important question, or fight over a misleading headline with your editor, or acknowledge that the article you spent all day running around for is so trivial that it might as well be “fake.”…

Full article: What I learned about journalism at the New York Post

Columbia Journalism Review, Essays, Journalism, Selected

The Lives of Others

The Columbia Journalism Review, July 16, 2009

The story of my involvement with Tyeisha Martin, a Katrina survivor and murder victim. Watch Tyeisha’s America’s Most Wanted episode.  Listen to me speak about Tyeisha on NPR’s “On the Media.”

Full article: The Lives of Others

Columbia Journalism Review, Essays, Journalism, Selected