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I don’t have a master’s degree from Columbia, I never did an internship at the Washington Post, and I was fired from my first job as a copy editor in New York: I’m an extremely average reporter. Extremely average reporters can win Pulitzers if they learn how to tell stories.
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Tom Hallman, in his essay How to Come Up Short printed in the book Telling True Stories.

He also said: “The actual words in my stories aren’t that beautiful. I love reporting, but I really dislike writing. Before you can tell a story, you have to learn how to see a story.”