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The 2nd Amendment is 145 characters. How would you rewrite it?

Los Angeles Times

Sadly, massacres like the one in Las Vegas this week, are always followed by the exact same cascade of reactions and non-actions. If you followed the news, you have – once again – learned how unique the USA is in terms of gun violence, you’ve heard the calls for action and the pushbacks referencing the 2nd amendment. It’s almost numbingly predictable. Here’s where I think the LA Times had a good, novel idea: The 2nd amendment is 226 years old – and deemed outdated by some (because arms looked a little different back then…). So the Times asked their readers: How should it be rewritten?

Published in Weekly Filet #250

Resurrecting The Champ

Los Angeles Times

A captivating story of a fallen boxing champion, told in what’s journalism at its best. Frist of all, you don’t need to be into boxing to appreciate this article, as it is not about boxing at all, but about how things in life can go all wrong pretty quickly. While the story of “The Champ” itself is already worth your attention, the way it is told is what makes it really shine. The article is basically a making-of of itself, with the author candidly mixing in his personal story and his feelings while reporting someone else’s story. Surely one of the best pieces I’ve read all year.

Published in Weekly Filet #35 In collection: Unputdownable Stories