William McRaven, UT Journalism Grad, SEAL Boss: Five Stories He Might Have Written As a Cub Reporter
As we noted yesterday, Admiral William McRaven, the head of Special Ops who commanded the raid that got Osama bin Laden, is a University of Texas grad with a degree in journalism.
Like many cub reporters, he decided his journalism skills would be put to better use killing people in secret missions.
But what if he had decided otherwise? What if he, like so many others, began his journalism career covering the types of mundane stories every reporter has to write at some point?
A sample of what it might have looked like if he had gone the Johnny Deadline route:
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