Avoid arrogance. Not the obvious kind; not the newsroom blowhard who loves to see her own name in print. It’s the more insidious brand of pomposity to watch out for: the type that can sneak its way in when a good journalist does his job well for years. When you think you have a lock on the complicated, that’s when you’ll make an error on the simple. Become an expert in your beat, but approach each article with a novice’s eyes. It’s tougher than it sounds. And don’t spend hours reading online comments. They’ll ruin your day.
— Julianne Pepitone (Staff writer for CNNMoney), Think Like an Editor