Summary

Many journalists, at some point in their careers, have had an “Ah-hah!” moment -- a sudden realization about the impact of their work or the work of their colleagues. Many of the journalists interviewed for the WNN report provided a single anecdote about an event that helped them understand and appreciate the power and purpose of journalism. We are sharing those epiphanies here.

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Mike Arnholt

Executive Editor, The Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville, NC

After reading correspondence from the parents of American soldiers whose stories were told in The Observer, Mike Arnholt knew his newspaper was fulfilling its mission. The newspaper had filled a vacuum in the parents’ lives.

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Charles Broadwell

Publisher, The Fayetteville Observer
Fayetteville, NC

The power and purpose of journalism was clarified for Charles Broadwell after he undertook a year-long series of oral histories for his newspaper in 1999-2000. “It was year like no other for me,” says Broadwell.

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Meg Martin

Online Editor, The Roanoke Times
Roanoke, Va.

Meg Martin’s first hands-on day in The Roanoke Times newsroom was April 16, 2007, when tragedy struck, just a few miles away, at Virginian Tech. Based on what she observed among her newspaper colleagues, she learned, “I had come to the right place.”

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Carole Tarrant

Editor, The Roanoke Times
Roanoke, Va.

Carole Tarrant remembers the day tragedy struck at Virginia Tech, and during that fateful week, she tried to make certain the 33 victims who lost their lives were remembered and mourned by the community.

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Debra C. (Debbie) Meade

President and Publisher, The Roanoke Times
Roanoke, Va.

Debbie Meade says the power and appeal of her newspaper was clarified for her on 9/11 when she was offering free Extra editions of The Times to a public hungry for knowledge.

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William Parschalk

Online Web Editor, The Afro-American
Balimore, Md.

William Parschalk learned in his teenage years how news that “is relevant to people” could move through a community after it has been published.

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Talibah Chikwendu

Executive Editor, The Afro-American
Balimore, Md.

As a young reporter, Talibah Chikwendu wrote a story about an elderly woman having difficulty getting her medical insurance. Afterward, when the woman’s daughter thanked Chikwendu for her report, she understood how journalism could affect people’s lives.

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John J. Oliver

Chairman of the Board & Publisher, The Afro-American
Balimore, Md.

John J. “Jake” Oliver, Jr. grew up in a newspaper family. As a very young child he didn’t understand why his family’s newspaper was called “The Afro”, until a front-page picture clarified the issue for him.

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Darel La Prade

Senior VP of New Media, Delaware State News
Dover, Del.

Darel La Prade had his journalism epiphany while he was editing a weekly newspaper on the outer banks of North Carolina, and one day a problem walked into his door that his newspaper could help solve.

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Andrew West

Managing Editor, Delaware State News
Dover, Del.

Andrew West learned that when he was asking questions for his newspaper he could validly say: “I represent the public and I want answers.”

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