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“I was 11 or 12 when I decided that journalism was my future. I loved to write, I loved to snoop, I always wanted to know everything first. Those are pretty much the only qualifications, when you get right down to it.”
So begins “News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist,” the story of Laurie Hertzel’s journey into the bustling world of print journalism in the mid-1970s.
Hertzel’s career at the Duluth News-Tribune began when journalism was a predominantly male profession. While the newspaper trade was booming, Duluth had fallen on hard times as factories closed and people moved away.
It’s the chronicle of a small-city newspaper on the cusp of transformation, an affectionate portrait of Duluth and its people, and the account of a talented, persistent journalist who was changing right along with it.
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