The thin man, in the front row, fourth from the left is the author of this blog, Kevin Heldman. That’s me. I run the website: www.JournalismWorksProject.org
I love that site and it contains my life’s work in journalism.
I seem sad in the photo but I’m not, for that day I was awarded a 10, 000 dollar journalism award for an investigation I did into Japanese prisons. I was also given a Steuben glass apple, which I cherished for many years but eventually gave to my web designer as payment because I was a little low on cash and I believe in journalism more than, more than I’m not sure what, but you get the point.
I was literally and figuratively rubbing elbows with Mike Wallace. But that doesn’t, and 2 dollars and change does, get me on the subway at 28th Street — the 6 train. That bothers me about journalism; writ large.