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Soldiering on

by Juliana Keeping Published: October 16, 2012

Sometimes I get angry phone calls after we publish a story on a violent death, which is most of what I do. More typical, the sound of silence.

Today, I got a nice note from a co-worker on a story about Orlando Smith, Oklahoma City’s latest homicide. Nice, and totally depressing, on account of the content:

“Nice job on the story about the dead former co-defendants”

But hey, I’ll take it. Fueled by that, plus a 10-minute massage from massage school students stationed at the office today, plus the pumpkin spice latte (are you sensing a pattern of poor impulse control here?), I will soldier on in the task at hand: finishing a homicide spreadsheet.

Go.


by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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