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Judy Galbraith’s magazine writing class at Paradise Valley Community College received a visit from guest speaker Sarah Fenske, Phoenix New Times staff writer.  With 10 years experience as a journalist and five-and-a-half years with the New Times, Fenske shared her experiences over the years, gave students journalism tips and answered questions. 

“For the last three years, I’ve been writing a weekly column about politics and chicanery and trying to bust the people who need to be busted,” said Fenske. “Our cover stories tend to be 5,000 to 6,000 words, so I still do maybe four or five of them a year, but that used to be what I pretty much did full-time.” 

Journalist Sarah Fenske speaks to Paradise Valley Community College magazine writing students.

Journalist Sarah Fenske speaks to Paradise Valley Community College magazine writing students.

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Eric Blehm writes a splendid book on the first U.S. elite soldiers to enter Afghanistan after 9/11.

Eric Blehm writes a splendid book on the first U.S. elite soldiers to enter Afghanistan after 9/11.

Eric Blehm’s new book, “The Only Thing Worth Dying For,” takes readers on a journey with eleven Green Berets as they become the first to enter Afghanistan after 9/11.  

When Mike McElhiney, one of the ODA 574 Special Forces A-team, asks Blehm what kind of story he wants to tell, Blehm replies, “This story won’t be pro-war, it won’t be anti-war; it’s going to be just the story.  I’ll tell it the way it happened: how Fifth Group got into the war, how your team got the mission with Karzai, what you guys did on the ground, and what happened on December 5, 2001.”  Read the rest of this entry »