Daily Archive: April 3, 2012

Apr 03 2012

What is a reporter?

Simone de Beauvoir famously said “One is not born a woman, one becomes one”. Recently I’ve heard a veteran editor paraphrase the very opposite about news reporters. “Either you are it or you are not. News reporters are a species”, she said. The remark was made flippantly but I remembered having similar thoughts when I …

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