Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Health Insurance, Bike Messengers, and my first NYU-published piece

NYU's Pavement Pieces published a story that I wrote for my Reporting and Writing class. The assignment was to take a story on a national election issue and make it local. Health insurance is an issue close to my heart since my family lacked it growing up. I chose to focus on bike messengers in New York City. Here's the lead paragraph:
Eating a turkey burger and munching on French fries at the 7A diner in the East Village, bike messenger Austin Horse, 26, talks about the perils of working in a physically harrowing profession without health insurance. Last January a taxi swerved into his path and ran over his right leg.

Click here to read the full article.

Bike Couriers Without Coverage [Pavement Pieces]

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