Reading chapter 7 just brought me back to basics and reminded me what is involved to become a great journalistic writer. However, one thing that stood out to me was the topic of beat reporting. I had no idea what this was until i read this chapter and I feel like it is very important to understand now.
Beat reporting (specialized reporting) provides an in-depth analysis on a specific issue or topic. In order to become a very professional beat reporter, it is very important to familiarize yourself with the topic you will be covering. In order to do this effectively, you will need to make connections and communicate with others in the business. You could also do in-depth research on the topic and talk to friends in the field that you have communicated with. I am looking forward to using beat reporting in my future journalistic writings.