In the days before smartphones, it was possible to spend an evening out without constant news alerts and Twitter notifications. On the night of Aug. 30, 1997, I attended a play and then dropped by a nightclub, so it was after midnight when I got into my car and flicked on the radio to hear the shocking news: Princess Diana had been killed in a horrific accident.
"Diana and the Media: She Used Them, and They Used Her. Until the Day She Died." is from the August 27, 2017 Style section of The Washington Post. It was written by Roxanne Roberts and narrated by Sam Scholl.