During our interview with Mr. Tony Long, the thing that piqued my interest was the life of a journalist. Though Mr. Long only worked as a reporter at the LA Times for four to five years, he gave many details about writing and reporting. (After his work at the LA Times, he worked at the Examiner in San Francisco for seventeen years as an editor.)
He explained getting all the needed sources, getting the who, what, when, where, and why of a story. He also talked about how the reporting industry has changed since the 1970s.
Mr. Long is currently the copy chief of Wired.com, a news site that is the sister publication of Wired magazine and covers technology and culture. He is also trying to get some of his fiction stories published.