The top of NewsOK.com this morning was a great example of what we aim to do each day.
Three veteran journalists (three of our best) told the story of Austin Box’s death from the parents’ perspective.
From Austin’s father:
“You ask who Austin was,” he said, “Austin was my hero…”
From his mother:
“I have wracked my brain. Did I ignore signs? I don’t know, but I do know that Austin was a silent sufferer.”
The stories from Randy Ellis and Bryan Painter came from an afternoon visiting with Craig and Gail Box in Enid. The parents wanted to tell their story.
Randy and Bryan did what reporters in our newsroom love — listen and share a story with clarity and professionalism.
And, of course, David’s photos paint the picture of grief as clearly as the words.
The three of them helped us understand what the Box family has been through.