Wayne Woolley is a journalist’s journalist.
This Army vet spent years with the AP cutting his teeth as a journalist.
Now he’s a reporter for the Newark Star Ledger.
He’s done three tours in Iraq for the paper. And this isn’t Barbara Walters flying into the Green Zone for the afternoon. Each tour of duty in Iraq lasted 3 months. Now, he’s preparing to head off to Iraq for a fourth tour for the paper. But this one’s going to be different.
This time he’s taking a video camera.
But before he goes, vet Wayne Woolley has to go to bootcamp.
And he’s doing pretty well.
Of course, Newark isn’t Baghdad. But our 12 hour days and intense field work (not to mention the famous ‘public praise – public humiliation nightly screening sessions’ are as close as we can get. We want to make sure that Wayne is ready for combat. We think he’s getting close. After all, he isn’t going to be shooting some promotional videos for the Hilton Hotel in Florida. That’s not journalism. This is.