By Michael Bodley
The number-one reason people get the axe is a history of lateness, a consistent failure to meet deadlines, Michael Koretzky said in a talk to editors.
The newsroom should be impatient by design, particularly with breaking news. Yes, sometimes people have legitimate reasons for needing more time on a story, but these instances should be kept to a minimum.
One expert blows you off? Find another. And don’t wait.
The only people you need to talk to for a story are its subject(s). Otherwise, find someone else. Make another phone call. Don’t wait.
EDIT: Misspelled Koretzky’s last name in the original post. Humble apologies for a bad error.