What's it like working in the New York Times?
I really like investigating- In fact funny story, my obsession with escape rooms and law enforcement started because I watched all the president's men. Even though I watched the 60 minutes first which made me want to learn about watergate, I was so inspired to investigate. Do the New York Time writers investigate like detectives? #career #business #lesson-planning #nyc #newyork
I've attached a link from CNN. It tells not the story that Craig wrote, but rather, the story of how she got the story. I think it might be more helpful to you than the actual story. Besides, you can search for that if you like:
However, Craig and her associates didn't use the information to get anyone in legal trouble. Instead, they wanted to tell the world about something bad that was happening and something that they felt the public should know about it. Then, once the public knew about it, it could get to the authorities and anyone who might use that information to right wrongs the Trumps had committed. They needed to take a LOT of information and simplify and communicate it so that readers could understand it after reading only an article or two. Journalists don't have a lot of space or time to tell their story. It can be very gratifying though, because you're doing a great service to the public, and like a detective, you're investigating a story, following leads, and getting to the bottom of things.
If you search for "All the President's Men" in the library, or on Amazon, or any other places like that, you'll see that there are a lot of stories about how investigative reporters got their story and were heroes. Don't be afraid to ask librarians for help on finding such books. They are SO happy to help you, and if you're going to be a journalist, get used to doing research, and always keep track of anyone wh's helped you get information you needed.
You need to write well to be a journalist. If you want to work at the New York Times, you have to show them that you've got the stuff. You can do this by writing for other places where it might be easier for you to get your work published in print or online. Or start your own blog to highlight your skills. Even if it doesn't get a zillion hits, that doesn't mean you can't tell people to look at it as a sample of what you can do.
I hope this helps.
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