Introducing The Bacatá Diaries

Wesley Tomaselli 2013


Almost every reporter I know has a notebook. Like Polish journalist Ryszard Kapusckinski, I like to keep two. The second one is a more private one, where I toss bits and pieces of less formal reporting, thoughts and reflections into a personal, hand-written rough draft of history.

That second notebook is what I hope to share with you through The Bacatá Diaries. You can expect the stories I publish on Beacon will read in the style of personal essays woven together with bits of original reporting and Colombian history that I find interesting. I like characters, but I think the dance of back-and-forth that happens between reporter and subject sometimes tells more about our humanity than the story itself. Continue reading at Beacon…

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