Real Reporting from a Brain Injured Journalist

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One of the frustrating things about the media is how it depicts brain injury. Usually the reporting is sentimentalized, dumbed-down, and heartbreakingly disingenuous. But it’s the kind of reporting that garners lots of attention.

In this post, I’d like to give you an inside peek into a report that isn’t getting national acclaim, but offers a much truer depiction than what you might see on network TV.

The acclaimed photojournalist John Trotter was on the job when he became the target of brutal gang violence. Instead of doing what most other media-savvy people do (hide &/or whitewash), he chose to chronicle the event and his treatment in this powerful video:

Watch “The Burden of Memory

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