Impulse made Freedom Rider of Peter Ackerberg
This is a very interesting feature on Peter Ackerberg, a Prospect Park resident who was a reporter for the Minneapolis Star.
It's very interesting to see how Chris Steller balanced between paraphrasing and direct quotes when painting a scene, so to speak. I'm interested in what judgements get made during that. Is it OK to paraphrase scenery passages, or describing emotions? Steller wasn't in the South during the Civil Rights movement, so does he need to constantly attribute this back to Ackerberg, the new book "Breach of Peace," or did Steller and his editor come to a consensus that it read clearly enough that a reader would understand that the reporter isn't pulling this stuff out of thin air?
This isn't the newsiest piece of news to blog about, but i was tired of going to Star Tribune for local stories. I used to get The Bridge for free in my mailbox, but i moved and i don't get it anymore.
It's also just a pretty good feature.