Reed writes article for Columbia Journalism Review about how reporting on opioids inspired her novel

February 28, 2018

Cheryl Reed, assistant profesor in the newspaper and online journalism department, wrote an article for the Columbia Journalism Review titled, "Why I turned to fiction to write about opioids."

"Fiction, I realized, would allow me to take the parts I knew well—the girls and their secrets and their motivations and the games they played, the people part of the story—and overlay it with present-day reporting on how fentanyl-laced heroin was causing twice as many overdose deaths as crack."

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