His piece should be used as an example at J-schools around the country of how to weave together a compelling and compassionate story about a complex individual like McCarthy and her life both in and out of politics.
It should be noted that McCarthy, a political superstar in her heyday, now suffers from Alzheimer's disease. How do you put together a story that is sensitive to her current condition, but honest about a political and personal life that has had its shares of ups and downs?
It was a daunting task that Kraske handled superbly.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Praise for KC Star reporter
John Landsberg gives props to KC Star political reporter Steve Kraske for a piece he wrote on the life of Karen McCarthy, a political figure in Missouri who now suffers from Alzheimer's.