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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John B. Johnson

V.P. & G.M., Northern N.Y. Newspaper Corp., Northern N.Y. Newspaper Corp.
Watertown, N.Y.

John B. Johnson tells how hearing a conversation at a local restaurant early one morning reaffirmed his understanding of the vital role the newspaper plays in his community.

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Wendy Warren

Vice President and Editor, Philly.com
Philadelphia, Pa.

Wendy Warren tells the story of a woman who called the Philadelphia Daily News with “a crazy story.” But The News listened, checked it out, and uncovered a scam that was driving people from their homes.

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Michael Days

Editor, Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia, Pa.

Michael Days was a young reporter when he wrote a story about a homeless family in Minneapolis and unleashed the power of the press.

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Geri Ferrara

Editor, Dominion Post
Morgantown, W.V.

Geri Ferrara was editor at The Dominion Post when some numbers that did not add up led to a powerful story that demonstrated the value of her newspaper for many of The Dominion Post’s readers.

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David Raese

Publisher, Dominion Post
Morgantown, W.V.

David Raese was a sports columnist at The Dominion Post when he learned how one newspaper column could touch people’s lives.

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Ray Marcano

Director of Digital Strategy, CMG Ohio
Dayton, Ohio

Ray Marcano was covering the health beat when he realized a story he had written could save lives.

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Kevin G. Riley

Editor, Dayton Daily News
Dayton, Ohio

Kevin Riley was a cub reporter when he learned a lesson about false stereotypes he never forgot.

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