By Erik Derr During a high school writing workshop a few years ago, a wide-eyed 10th-grader asked me the secret to developing a successful news story. I answered, “A pair of old socks.” Of course, there was a bit more to my explanation. I told the aspiring journalist and her classmates that, to catch and […]
LETTER: Hirabayashi remembered by a reporter
To the Editor: Back in 1997, when I reported for the NW Asian Weekly, I was asked to profile Dr. Gordon Hirabayashi in the run-up to the paper’s inaugural Asian American Pioneers Awards banquet, during which Dr. Hirabayashi was to be honored for his personal stand against the Japanese American Internment.