Reporter Michael Hastings, who died yesterday in a car crash in Los Angeles at the tender age of 33, in an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit.
This is the second of a list of ten tips he gave aspiring reporters. And I can’t emphasise how important it is.
If editors wanted to hire novelists, they sure as shit wouldn’t be talking to you. Make sure your spelling and grammar are correct. Make sure you know how to synthesise, structure information and explain things simply. Forget your style: it’ll get honed by years of practice and shouting matches with your bosses.
— Via Lexi Mainland, from NYC.