The advice I always gave young reporters is congruence. Don’t be super-friendly on the telephone then hang up and just nuke somebody. If it’s a hard story, you should communicate that. Congruence between the way you report and the way you write is important.
The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2012.06.20 13:50. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen.