Inside the NYTimes: Editing With a Reporter’s Instinct

From an Inside the Times story be Emmett Lindner headlined “Editing With a Reporter’s Instinct”:

Reporters and editors exist in an ecosystem that works to take an idea and shape it into an article. The relationship can be symbiotic and, at times, contentious. But at its best, editors and reporters work together to make the article both descriptive and accurate. Four New York Times editors shared how their prior reporting experiences strengthened their ability to edit. Read their edited reflections below.

Richard Pérez-Peña, senior staff editor, International

Reporters complain about editors, and editors complain about reporters. I’ve done my share of that complaining, maybe more. OK, definitely more.