What Are Myths and Realities in a Reporter and Editor Relationship - 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 12 of 17, Gonen, a New York Post education reporter, shares his perspective on myths versus realities in the newspaper reporter and editor relationship. Journalism school taught Gonen to expect a hands-on relationship between the editor and journalist. In reality, Gonen learned editors function more like movie directors, managing many moving parts and budgeting time and attention accordingly. As a result, autonomy, independence, and, especially, trust are central to the editor and reporter relationship. Before starting his New York City newspaper reporting career, Gonen earned his BA in English from the University of Michigan and his Masters in Journalism from New York University.