Yesterday, as I gathered a Twitter list of journalists in D.C. and messaged with a friend on the ground covering the story and saw images of a noose made by a destroyed camera cable, I kept thinking about a 26-year-old reporter in Tallahassee.
CD Davidson-Hiers is an education reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat. She spent the last week helping seniors navigate the bungled coronavirus vaccine sign-up. She called everyone who called her back. She returned texts and emails and walked people in her community through the process.
As we talked on Tuesday, I asked if there was anything else she wanted me to know.
Yes, she said. The spotlight was on her, but she learned how to care for her community from her colleagues, who’ve