Writing about beer and cicerones

For a class I’m taking at DePaul University (Reporting for Converged Newsrooms), we had to write a local story of our choice.

I chose to write about a new certification program that’s essentially the beer equivalent of a sommelier – the cicerone. (Read it here.)

Lo and behold, about a week and a half later, the New York Times decides it’s a topic worthy of their pages too. (Read it here).

But let the record stand: I had it first.