|I am reviewing your story as a judge for Short Shots: Official WDC Contest for May 2018. Thanks for entering!
This was an ambitious take on the prompt, and an interesting, if a bit depressing, vignette about a journalist trying to take on a system and grappling both with a rigged system and with his own biases and past.
What I liked most
I liked how you made it clear that the story was not completely black-and-white, and that knowing a story doesn't always mean having any way to make use of the knowledge.
My general suggestions and technical concerns
Whether it was a byproduct of the short length or intensity of your feeling, I found parts very hard to follow. The part about his dad was very difficult to follow, and as it was early in the story, it made it harder to stay in the story.
Rating and Rationale
I gave this 3.5 stars because the intention and ambition were good, but the execution suffered from feeling rushed and constrained at times. You write well, so it is not a reflection of ability, but more how this story played out or was bottled up.