At Charleston Newspaper, Covering the News, and Choking Back Tears

by: Ravi Somaiya | New York Times

Glenn Smith, the projects editor for The Post and Courier here, was with friends last Wednesday night when a colleague called.

 

“He said: ‘I’ve just heard that people have been shot at the church near your house. You need to get over there as soon as possible,’ ” Mr. Smith recalled. He began to run, in flip-flops and shorts, in the direction of what would become one of the darkest, most infamous scenes in Charleston history.

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