How a Newspaper Reporter Measures Annual Success - Yoav Gonen

Yoav Gonen returns to Capture Your Flag to build upon his 2009 interview with a 2010 conversation with host Erik Michielsen. In Chapter 8 of 17, Gonen, a New York Post education reporter, shares how he measures annual performance as a newspaper journalist. First, Gonen tracks how many covers, known as "the wood", he gets throughout the year. Second, Gonen tracks how many exclusive stories he breaks each year. This proves very competitive, as Gonen's employer, the New York Post, competes for exclusives rigorously with the New York Daily News. Gonen earned his BA in English from the University of Michigan and his Masters in Journalism from New York University.