True confession time: Although trying to maintain a sense of journalistic decorum, I did a poor job of hiding my giddiness.
This excitement was produced in part by the rush of reporting a story on deadline – of tracking down facts and sources and writing against the clock. There are few times when you get to feel like one of those reporters in a 1940s movie. Granted, my use of the Internet and the lack of smoke, alcohol and fedoras in the newsroom ruined the visual, but the feeling of working on a story of significance late at night never changes regardless technology or fashion.
And it was the content of the story which made me giddy –