4 3 2 1: A Novel - Chapters 7.1 - 7.4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7.1 returns to timeline number one. Ferguson is furious when the New York Times takes the side of Columbia’s administration when reporting on the student protests and police intervention. This is likely due to the same business interests being involved in both the paper and the administration of Columbia University. Certain aspects of the article are even completely untrue. Ferguson becomes disillusioned with journalism. Ferguson begins to consider going into anti-establishment journalism. One day, Carl McManus, editor-in-chief of the Rochester Times-Union, visits campus looking to hire reporters. McManus is also angry at the New York Times, and he his vision for the Rochester Times-Union is for the newspaper to be more anti-establishment. Ferguson applies for a position on the paper and is hired. He drops out of college and moves to Rochester, New York.

Ferguson is assigned to the city desk, covering...

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