Covering The Olympic Bombing As A Teen Journalist
Twenty years ago, the Olympic Games kicked off in Atlanta, but the international celebration of athleticism turned a dark corner about a week later when a bomb went off at a free concert in Centennial Olympic Park. A mother died and a man suffered a fatal heart attack after the blast. More than a hundred others were injured. Memories of that violent attack are what still stand out in many people's minds. At the time, Dena Brummer was a teen journalist assigned to cover the games for VOX Teen Communications, a news outlet made up of teen reporters. Dena and her journalism mentor at the time, Rachel Alterman Wallack, recall being at the center of one of the biggest stories.