When one of our editors learned of this, he called and asked me if we were okay. I told him that we were fine. I told him, in fact, that I thought if journalists couldn’t cry over a story like Oklahoma City, they shouldn’t be covering such stories at all.

Lisa Anderson is a 2009-2010 Encore Fellow at CJR. She was the the New York bureau chief and a national correspondent for the Chicago Tribune until December 2008.