Journalistic Adventures: 01
In case you guys didn’t know, I’m on my college newspaper (the North Idaho College Sentinel, for the curious). On Thursday, I’m covering an event that features Clyde Bellecourt, the co-founder of the American Indian Movement and civil rights leader. On one hand, I’m quite excited—his speech will probably rock, there’s going to be a drum performance, and the American Indian Student Alliance is going to sing, as well.
HOWEVER, I’m starting to get a little nervous. When my editor assigned me the story, he described Clyde Bellecourt as “famous as f***.” I laughed at what was surely hyperbole. And then I Googled the guy.
He’s got his own Wikipedia page and everything. And it’s so long! With a million links to other articles!
Clearly this guy is a Very Big Deal. And I have to write about him. And it has to be really good. At least I’ll have the whole weekend to write the story before deadline.
If I’m very, very lucky, the spirit of Hunter S. Thompson will come to me in a dream and tell me what to do. But on the off chance that he doesn’t, I guess I’m on my own.
I’ll update on the adventure after it happens, Tumblerites. Wish me luck!