On September 29, 2010, students and faculty at the College of St. Schoalstica had the opportunity to listen to Duluth native, acclaimed journalist and author Laurie Hertzel speak about her newly published book News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist.
Hertzel, who has now written two books, grew up in Duluth and spent almost 20 years at the Duluth News Tribune where she served in many positions, such as newsroom clerk, librarian, copy editor, beat reporter, feature writer, news editor and columnist. Hertzel’s journalistic work has won numerous awards, and she now works as a books editor at the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.
Hertzel spoke about and read passages from her recently published book, which is a memoir of her journey into the world of print journalism in the 1970s and her subsequent rise in the ranks of the Duluth News Tribune during a time of incredible journalistic change.
In the short clip below, Hertzel speaks about the purpose of recording these early journalist traditions and the importance of keeping these memories alive.
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