Jojola: The day I broke as a journalist

Medium: Note: I’ve never covered war overseas nor am I first responder so I don’t want to diminish the service of military members and first-responders with any implication that I’m equalizing the role of journalists with those jobs.

However, I’d like to express in the most simplest of terms we reporters have our own PTSD and trauma and it’s okay to acknowledge our own suffering.

This is my story.

Earlier this year, in the wake of a school shooting here in Colorado I quietly and secretly broke.

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