In Malta, a Knock on the Door Brings a Lead to a Story

From a Times Insider column by Ryan Mac headlined “In Malta, a Knock on the Door Brings a Lead”:

I’ve knocked on a few doors in my decade as a reporter covering the technology industry and Silicon Valley. Typically, I’ve done it to get an evasive executive or skittish tech employee to comment on an article. More often than not, the doors are dead ends.

Door knocks, as they’re known in journalism, are far from the most glamorous part of the job. Sometimes the person has moved. Other times, nobody answers. Occasionally you’ll get a door slammed in your face.