In a tape from the Oval Office on Feb. 22, 1971, Nixon said, “In the short run, it would be so much easier, wouldn’t it, to run this war in a dictatorial way, kill all the reporters and carry on the war.”
Stolen Yorkie found alive in bizarre Brooklyn clue hunt Here’s a story I did about a stolen dog and its dramatic return to the rightful owners. Below is a Storify of my live tweets, audio and photos of the hunt for the puppy.
The story ran on page three of Friday’s paper.
C.J. Chivers’ site is a great example of how reporters should be blogging.
First, a two-hour drive to do a door-knock in central Jersey, then the arraignment in Brooklyn of a cop accused of driving drunk while on duty, then a quick stop by Zuccotti Park, where 11 protesters were apparently arrested.
Tomorrow night I start my new job as a reporter for The New York Post.
My role will be as a “runner,” which is basically an on-call breaking news reporter.
It’s different from what I have been doing for the past year at The Brooklyn Paper. Instead of finding and writing two stories a day, most of my job will be to get quotes and details from the scenes of breaking news events.
Here are a few stories I worked on during my three-day tryout a few weeks ago:
- Miracle officer calls wife after he’s shot in the head, gun misfires
- 911 panic call stopped accused Cashman stalker
- NYPD Daily Blotter
- SI Chuck is red hot
It’s a pretty awesome gig, and I am really excited to get started.
I also will be working on my own stories for the paper, so if you have any tips, you can always reach me by email at dan [at] dsmacleod.com.
Note to self: bring a big thermos of coffee on next stakeout. This is going to be a long day.
Hunter S. Thompsons 1958 cover letter for a newspaper job “As far as I’m concerned, it’s a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity. If this is what you’re trying to get The Sun away from, then I think I’d like to work for you.” (h/t Eryk Salvaggio)