Brain Trauma, Internet Scams, Walmart: VOSD Reading List

 

We’re back with another mixtape of fascinating stories about San Diego issues and more.

Share a story you’ve read too by sending me the link and a line about why you recommend it.

Here are this week’s picks:

• Andrew Donohue, editor, on “Does Football Have a Future?“:

The story of brain trauma and depression being linked to sports concussions has unfolded slowly over the years. Ben McGrath takes a step back, adds it all up and reveals the great story of the writer behind it all. We were inspired to dig this up again in the wake of the news of Junior Seau’s suicide.

• Scott Lewis, CEO, on “Is An ESPN Columnist Scamming People On The Internet?“:

This is an incredible story about the internet, writing, fraud and more.

Bonus Lewis! He also recommended “What Would the End of Football Look Like?:

If the NFL and the football culture aren’t able to solve the concussion crisis, this is how everything could fall apart after lawsuits and sponsors walk away.

• Liam Dillon, City Hall reporter, on “Elected official pensions: target for reform?“:

• Sandy Coronilla, investigative intern, on “Wal-Mart’s alleged bribes in Mexico hurt local economies says ‘Economic hit man’“:

More fallout from Walmart’s Mexico bribery scandal.

• Me on “Loyal Companion Helps a Veteran Regain Her Life After War Trauma“:

The New York Times has been chronicling what life has been like for veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan in a series called The Hard Road Back. This dispatch centers on an ex-Navy officer in San Diego, and how her golden retriever, Devon, helps her. Read the story and watch the video, too.

Dagny Salas is the web editor at Voice of San Diego. You can contact her directly at dagny.salas@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5669.

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Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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