It takes a special kind of journalist to write sport. One that doesn’t just cope under pressure, but goes looking for it.
“I love it when you’re at a sports game and you’ve got to file to deadline, and you have your adrenaline pumping and you’re not sure if you are going to get your story or not,” Renee Valentine says.
“You have to want to do that.”
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In Part III Inside the Newcastle Herald, writers Josh Callinan, Renee Valentine and James Gardiner take us onto the Herald sports desk to find out what it takes to cover in a town built on team pride.
“I think it is just something that’s in your blood – journalism,” Herald editor Heath Harrison says. “And once you have decided that is really what you want to do, then there’s nothing quite like it.”
Part III in a special series of interviews with Herald writers and editors conducted in September 2018 follows Parts I and II published from Monday, October 2.
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