In this series of In Ten, Lisa Millar speaks to prominent journalists and presenters around their experience and exposure to some of the more confronting sides of journalism.
When I first heard that the man who had given me my first news story to write had been attacked and that chances were slim of him surviving, I immediately put on a mask. I wore a mask of bullet proof journalism and tried to cover this intimately personal tragedy as a story.
Looking back, I guess, I did a reasonably good job with the reporting, spread over several years. Personally, that reportage broke me, it made me confront deep, dark fears that I had kept bottled inside me for years.
It was also the start of another journey. A journey of self-discovery. In this short podcast I talk about how the murder of Lasantha Wickrematunge promoted me to examine my craft of story-telling and how in doing that I became a better, honest, professional story-teller and a better human being.