Monday, August 18, 2008
How to start a new beat
Eric Morath started his career at The Detroit News as a technology reporter. Last year, he was assigned a new beat, covering Chrysler. He suggests getting to know the stakeholders on any beat as you start to look for stories. Steve Buttry, now the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, suggests you need to do your homework to learn the topic when you start a new beat.