It’s called a quick turnaround,a piece with an incredibly tight deadline. As a reporter it’s scary,exillerating,thrilling and ultimately very satisfying (if it turns out well,which amazingly it usually does). Here’s how it usually works. The assignment comes and then I start frantically calling everyone who might possibly know anything [...]
This is a series I launched back in May for Marketplace. The idea was to ask larger questions about the federal economic recovery act by focusing on a single stimulus project. The project I chose was the first recovery act road project to break ground,a mile-long stretch of potholed pavement.
Part 1 [...]