‘The Competition’ Is Online
My story about local TV news is available on This American Life‘s web site as a free download. I love how it turned out. We had to cut out some crucial sound (since we ended up with more than ten hours of tape for a 22-25 minutes story), but I think the spirit and intent of the story is intact. I appreciate long-form stories like this, because there truly is so much room for nuance.
In the process of putting this story together, I had to think a lot about my own journalistic purpose. I’m still trying to pinpoint exactly what that is. Will have more to share with you later.
I have to thank Dmae Roberts, my radio mentor and co-producer for this story. She’s the reason it happened in the first place– and for that, I am so grateful.
Feedback is welcome.
Thanks for listening!