A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

December 23rd, 2002 • Quill Archives
Avoiding the presumption trap

One day in 1968, when I was bright green and eager, the city editor sent me to interview an old-timer who’d been a pilot during World War I. As I gathered up my notebook and pen, he took me aside and said, “Make sure you get a lot of stuff about all the dogfights he was in.