Just as some guys are the man's man, Barry Newman is the reporter's reporter. He was a Wall Street Journal reporter for 43 years, before retiring a few years ago. In that time, he wrote more than 400 A-1 stories in a way not many could. I just read his book News to Me and walked away seriously impressed. Here's how he describes the book:
More than anything, the book reminded me that a reporter's voice can transform a story. Barry Newman had such a unique way of finding and telling stories that it made me think twice about the way I do my job. Here are (some of) my favorite lines from the book:
Questions. That's what journalism is about. Isn't it?
Reporters looking for a new perspective, here's where you can find the book.