News reporters in the old days were depicted by Hollywood, probably accurately, as pushy and persistent. In a world in which so much of the media landscape has been turned upside down, the basic attributes needed by a good news reporter haven’t changed an iota.
In her white paper, veteran Globe and Mail and Vancouver Sun reporter Barbara Yaffe drills down to the basics of getting the goods for local news. And on audio, in a one-on-one interview between host Tim Shoults and the Vancouver Courier’s Editor in Chief, Martha Perkins, learn how getting the stories in your town is about keeping an open and curious mind.
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