A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

November 20th, 2002 • Quill Archives
Take time to examine your sources

“You have to circulate to percolate.” I thought the line was corny when I’d overhear a professor say it over and over again at Ohio State University, but it’s so true. The best journalists are all over their beats. Sure, you know the history, you know how things work, you can sniff out a trend, and you often (or always) beat the competition.