Inside the New York Times: When You’re Writing Both News and Features

From a New York Times Insider column by Sarah Bahr headlined “Writing Both News and Features”:

Brooks Barnes’s head is constantly on a swivel.

As a domestic correspondent covering Hollywood’s leading celebrities, companies and executives for The New York Times, he writes both daily news articles about media companies and long-lead features about subjects such as Walt Disney World’s animatronic robot crew and the Polo Lounge, a Hollywood hot spot that attracts the who’s who of the film industry.