Digital Journalism

COM466 – University of Washington

The Black Market: More Recession Proof Than Pornography or The Liquor Store

The story revolves around a young man who has been directly affected by the recession. He’s lost two jobs in six months and, despite continued effort, hasn’t been able to find another. He doesn’t know where to turn and is feeling all of the negative emotions involved in being out of work. He feels like a failure, a disappointment and like the future is bleak. Due to his situation, he has turned back to what he believes to be the only comfort he can get: substance abuse. Drug use is a huge issue our nation is facing. The war against drugs might be being fought all over the country but is often felt much closer to home. This man is facing his own war against drugs. He is the solider on the front lines. He has within himself the inner battle. He is the enemy.

Substance abuse and economic issues are real. This story explores and documents these problems.

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Cross posted from Sommer Fuhs// Digital Journalism ; Promotional Tweet


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