In this beautifully written book, Jen Maxfield shows that being a caring and compassionate human being makes you a better journalist. More After the Break strengthens your faith in humanity, and not incidentally, in the still noble profession of journalism. Gary Tuchman CNN National Correspondent
An instant Amazon bestseller the day it was announced for preorders, More After the Break takes readers on a dramatic ride-along in the TV news live truck. Based on her two-decade career as a New York City news reporter, Jen Maxfield writes about everything from the moment she gets the call to head to breaking news, to arriving at chaotic scenes, to knocking on doors of families who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Maxfield revisits ten memorable stories, describing in heart-pounding detail how the events unfolded, through the eyewitness perspectives and her own. From a young man who lost both legs in a ferry crash, to an endurance athlete with Stage-Four lung cancer; from a fifth grader on a doomed field trip, to an Ivy League undergrad sentenced to decades in prison; from a young woman who gave her life for an animal, to a Wall Street executive on an ill-fated bike ride, Maxfield introduces readers to unforgettable people who will inspire you with their hopefulness, even when confronting life’s greatest heartbreaks.
Maxfield describes the challenge of reporting on deadline while still trying to offer compassion and empathy to people who are suffering. Returning to the families years—even decades— after their stories were featured on the news gives Maxfield an opportunity to ask the burning questions she had always pondered: what happened after the live truck pulled away? What is the rest of the story?
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