We all like to see a piece of ourselves on the screen, even if it’s not always completely believable.

In recent months I’ve enjoyed watching the show “Alaska Daily” on Thursday nights on ABC. I’m sure a few of you might also have been watching, but for those who haven’t, here’s the basic gist: A journalist (played by Oscar winner Hillary Swank) who fell from grace at a publication in New York ends up working for a newspaper in Alaska. It’s a small daily with a tiny staff located in a shopping strip, but the reporters work hard to churn out stories that matter — most notably on indigenous women who have gone missing in Alaska.

Chris Trainor is a contributing columnist for the Index-Journal. Contact him at ChrisTrainorSC@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @ChrisTrainorSC. Views expressed in this column are those of the writer only and do not represent the newspaper’s opinion.