As journalists, we harp so much about using social media to be an extension of our brand but it furrows my brow to think about how we sometimes forget to use it to truly connect with the people we friend and follow… It’s odd to think you can really know someone through social media, but if you’re doing it properly, your personality and passions should be able to shine through. It’s why when I heard the news of Mando passing away, I sobbed so much. It’s wasn’t just someone I met on social media, it was a friend.
WaPo intern Marissa Evans, in a beautiful tribute
to her friend, AP intern Amando Montano, who was found dead in Mexico City this week.