Career Diary of a Newspaper Reporter: Gardner's Guide Series

This series examines a wide array of professions; each book goes behind the scenes and on the job with a professional in a particular field. These books provide a glimpse of some of the projects, challenges, and rewards of a job on a day-to-day basis. The professional life of a news reporter at a major metropolitan newspaper is brought to light in this insightful reference. At a time when journalists are facing criticism for ignoring community news in favor of "the big story," The Washington Post reporter Hamil R. Harris has made it his mission to cover the community thoroughly and compassionately. Detailing his dogged persistence in cultivating sources and winning their trust while still reporting on them with a critical eye, this daily record also tracks the tasks of a journalist whose profession is changing rapidly due to technological advances and consumer habits.