MT: I think it was really cool to get the resources and support from a news organization to be able to work on something for this long. There were certain points where I thought I was having a big breakthrough, and a highlight, a climax of the reporting, and the editors here would say, “Hey, you’ve gotta keep going. We want more. We want more.”

 

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Edirin Oputu is an assistant editor at CJR. Follow her on Twitter @EdirinOputu