“Reporters are faced with the daily choice of painstakingly researching stories or writing whatever people tell them. Both approaches pay the same.” – Scott Adams
Since a very young age (like the age of eight), I have considered myself a journalist. I made classroom newspapers in fourth grade, created thePine Lane Linguist in seventh grade by roping in some friends and forcing Microsoft Word to cooperate with my plans. My senior project in high school was to create a news magazine,The Legionnaire, which was a bunch of really smart people I met in summer programs providing copy to something that’s likeThe Economist, but by a diverse cast of young people. And I’ve maintained this blog for over three years.
So I’ve long since internalized the norms of journalism, as taught to us in handbooks andAll The President’s Men. Get the facts. Weigh the…
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