“Office paper fluttered from the building, like snow. Charlie smelled jet fuel. He saw people plummeting.”
“Florida is warm and they have family here. They hear frogs at night now. It's different.”
Cei de la Nieman Storyboard au făcut un scurt interviu cu autoarea articolului, Erin Sullivan. După ce l-am citit, am senzația că articolul ăsta a fost pentru Erin fix ca propozițiile alea rărite, loc de respirat.
“The more terrible the story, the more understated the writing needs to be.”
“You do the best you can and go home and try again the next day. With our struggling industry, and the difficult things we witness for our jobs, it’s easy to get down sometimes. My advice to other reporters is to focus on whatever good thing you can, in those low moments. Sometimes, on a rotten day, the only thing keeping you going is the newsroom banter, and that’s okay. That’s reality. Sometimes it’s one sentence in a story that you really liked. And sometimes it’s getting to write about somebody like Charlie and then the honor of talking about it, this strange business that is a part of us, to a place like Nieman Storyboard.”