IN DA BRONX: ESCAPING TO MY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION BUT NOT ESCAPING OUR ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE
By Danny Schechter
Author of The Crime Of Our Time
It was hard to resist an invite to my high school reunion because it came from guys who worked with me on the student newspaper at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York; my gateway to a career in journalism.
Working on the Clinton News, yes, a half century ago, inspired my perhaps naïve hope that here was a field that promotes the values of democracy I espoused even back then. I am still at it, but as an insider turned outsider where the media trend is no longer my friend.
We closed our offices at Globalvision in the same week as the reunion after nearly 24 years. Clinton may have got my career going, but now the timing of this occasion has, by chance, coincided with what may be its end.
An ad in the dinner program by another Clinton News editor a decade later felt it necessary to explain (apologize for?) the horrific "disadvantages" our generation faced:
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