Originally Posted by The Voice of IH
You have to realize that Mark Sheldon and John Fay are beat writers.
They do not report on something until the Reds make things official. They do not rely on their sources to give them information, but instead waits for something to come from their email.
You can do both as a reporter my friend. You can report the facts and the facts alone in certain stories. Then in other stories, you can quote sources and use your inside information to craft a piece. You do realize this is how it works for the vast majority of beat writers, correct?