Yoav Gonen on Gaining Confidence Working in Newspaper Reporting

In Chapter 9 of 19 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, New York City reporter Yoav Gonen answers "What Role Does Confidence Play in the Work That You Do?" When he joined the New York Post, Gonen identified what he did not know and invested time and effort to establish a list of sources and gain knowledge of the education beat. This reduced the number of surprises he encountered at work and allowed him to worry less about what the competition was doing and focus more on his own work. Yoav Gonen is a reporter and City Hall Bureau Chief for the New York Post daily newspaper. Previously he spent nearly six years covering the education beat for the New York Post. Gonen earned a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Journalism from New York University.