Reporting 101: Bring Readers Into a World They Cannot Access

One of my earliest bosses used to send me into the field with this advice: Don’t write stories that you could write from your living room couch. You are the readers’ eyes and ears out there, and they trust you to bring them into a world they cannot access.

—From a farewell column by Tara Sullivan, sports columnist for the Record and, as she moves to a new job at the Boston Globe.

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