Better than a Pulitzer

Last week, Vice published my article about second chance employers and the barriers people face when looking for work after prison. I worried a lot over whether I had accurately portrayed the stories of the people I interviewed. Trauma-informed journalism is a term that has gained traction in recent years, and it’s a word that I turn over a lot in my mind as I’m reporting a story. Having been interviewed by a journalist who said some pretty offensive things during an interview about homelessness, I work extremely hard to maintain a sensitive appreciation for the vulnerability that subjects entrust to me when I write about their lives. It’s a big responsibility that I don’t take lightly. After all, I’m human and I make mistakes, but I try really hard to be a good human.

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