Covering a beat

It’s about RELATIONSHIPS. It’s about LEARNING THE ISSUES YOUR SOURCES CARE ABOUT. It’s about PLANNING AHEAD. It’s about RELATIONSHIPS. It’s about ASKING BASIC QUESTIONS. It’s about TRUSTING YOUR GUT WHEN IT COMES TO NEWS. It’s about FOLLOW-UP INTERVIEWS. It’s about COFFEE, JUICE, MAYBE EVEN BEER. It’s about TALKING TO ALL PARTIES, NOT JUST THE OFFICIAL ONES. It’s about  DOING YOUR HOMEWORK, INCLUDING STUDYING THE COMPETITION.  It’s about ASKING FOR GUIDANCE, IDEAS, HELP. It’s about RELATIONSHIPS.

Here are some stories I did where covering a beat helped me make or break news.

Travel costs go beyond pain at the pump for many.

Stricter enforcement of airline safety regs likely means more trouble for airlines with older planes.

The Daily Show’s take on media coverage of Ferguson.

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