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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Ed Dulin

President and Publisher, Delaware State News
Dover, Del.

Ed Dulin has been with The News since 1970, but he is still impressed by the fact that the newspaper produces a “brand new product every day.”

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Sean Oates

Web Editor , The Record
Woodland Park, N.J.

Sean Oates had his epiphany in the multimedia age when his newspaper documented regional pollution in words, sounds, still pictures and video (“Toxic Legacy Project,” a joint project with The Record and northjersey.com). It “changed the status quo by shedding light” on a problem, says Oates.

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Frank Scandale

Editor, The Record
Woodland Park, N.J.

Frank Scandale was a young reporter working at The Daily Journal, Elizabeth, N.J., when he discovered that -- for a reporter -- there is no such thing as a “free lunch.”

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Stephen A. Borg

Publisher, North Jersey Media Group
Woodland Park, N.J.

Stephen Borg grew up in a newspaper family. He believes his newspapers make a difference in Northern New Jersey, but he is still baffled by the two-thirds of his community who do not subscribe to The (Bergen) Record.

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Peter Phipps

Managing Editor for New Media, The Providence Journal
Providence, R.I.

Peter Phipps was a young journalist at an Ohio newspaper when he thought he had a great story, but he forgot to ask the one question he needed to nail it.

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Tom Heslin

Sr. VP & Executive Editor, The Providence Journal
Providence, R.I.

Tom Heslin was working for a Maine weekly in his first newspaper job when he learned to look at the people behind the news in order to tell the most compelling story.

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Howard Sutton

Publisher, The Providence Journal
Providence, R.I.

Howard Sutton, an employee of the Providence Journal since 1973 is impressed daily by the complex product that his colleagues produce.

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Timothy Dwyer

Executive Editor, The Day
New London, Conn.

Timothy Dwyer was a young reporter in Boston when a homeless couple made news and the community responded after their story was told in the newspaper.

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Gary Farrugia

Publisher, The Day
New London, Conn.

Gary Farrugia was a news editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer when a senator died in a helicopter crash and the reporting of the accident left an indelible impression on at least one reader.

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Bennie DiNardo

Deputy Managing Editor, Multimedia, The Boston Globe
Boston, Mass.

Bennie DiNardo was a young reporter, still learning his craft, when all the elements of a story came together for him for the first time and he discovered “how journalism works.”

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