How a Reporter and Editor Working Relationship Develops - 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 11 of 17, Gonen, a New York Post education reporter shares how he progressively learned to identify and filter newsworthy story topics before presenting ideas to his editor. Different publications operate differently and Gonen, who came to the Post from the Staten Island Advance, struggles for nearly two years to find rhythm working with his editors. As an education reporter, Gonen finds he is not only responsible for finding stories but also for filtering stories down from informational items to more newsworthy items. Gonen earned his BA in English from the University of Michigan and his Masters in Journalism from New York University.