Podcast: James Risen– Asked: How Does it Make You Feel, Pissing Off Powerful People? “Good. It’s kind of my job. That’s when I kind of feel I’m doing my best work.” | OpEdNews

We’re going to get into your superb book– which is an inspiration for aspiring investigative journalists, and a fascinating read for people who want to get an in-depth big picture understanding of some of the most important developments in the US, but I’d like to start by discussing the threat of prison that’s been hanging over your head.Rob: Can you talk about how it has affected your work, your sources, your doing your job as an investigative journalist?Rob: I’m also looking for Has it in any way affected your work with your sources and your work with the NY Times?I’m sure that there are a lot of people who are afraid to talk to me now” On the other hand there are people who have come to me and said I am willing to talk to you because I know you protect sources”Pulling on threads”Rob: What do you mean pulling on threads?You have to be curious and fixated. When I hear about something I just want to find out more.I really like to get into subcultures– I wrote a book about the anti-abortion movement, then I covered the CIA and it’s it’s own subculture. What i really enjoy is digging to these little group.Rob: are there tips on how to dig into a subculture, what you look for and delve in?be patient” you have to willing to fight the system and be patient and keep digging into stories and realize that it’s going to take time” that’s the hardest thing in the news business is the time to do investigative reporting.

via Podcast: James Risen– Asked: How Does it Make You Feel, Pissing Off Powerful People? "Good. It's kind of my job. That's when I kind of feel I'm doing my best work." | OpEdNews.

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