May 19, 2019

‘Our Towns’ in ‘The Atlantic’

The Atlantic, Our Towns, What David Halberstam Learned in Mississippi

Jim reports on what renowed writer and journalist David Halberstam learned during his first job after college, reporting for the tiny Daily Times Leader in West Point, MS. Halberstam talked about it in a commencement speech at age 71, reflecting a lifetime of learning, questioning, and reconsidering — something Jim points out as a useful example in these times.

Read the report here.