Monday, December 28, 2009

On Christmas, each of the boys had a present they were focusing all their attention on, and I was no exception. I got Jake Adelstein's Tokyo Vice, and am devouring it.

There are eight rules to being a good reporter, Jake.

One. Don't ever burn your sources. If you can't protect your sources, no one will trust you. All scoops are based on the understanding that you will protect the person who gave you the information. That's the alpha and omega of reporting. Your source is your friend, your lover, your wife, and your soul. Betray your source, and you betray yourself. If you don't protect your source, you're not a journalist. You're not even a man.

1 comment:

SixMile said...

I will add this to my list of To Read actually looks pretty cool.