Coffee, journalism and blogging

“Starting out as a Washington beat reporter, I quickly learned the power of a cup of coffee. While most of my reporting was done at one end of a telephone line, I got much of my best stuff after convincing sources to sit down with me at a Starbucks…”The blogging life has no coffee hour. I miss meeting my sources in person. It’s a vital part of reporting. But now that I’ve been on the receiving end of the terrific torrent of tips, questions and thoughtful notes we get from our readers, I pity the reporters who have to rely on coffee alone to get their stories.”

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