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#1. One thing I've discovered is that I never think of something that didn't work out as just "something that didn't work out." I think so often with investigative work, things that initially look like failures wind up leading to your biggest stories. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#2. One thing I've discovered is that if you remain in contact with people, if you build longitudinal relationships, if you invest in sources who seem at first like they're uncomfortable or unwilling to talk, if you keep in touch with them, a year later that might yield something much more powerful. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#3. Workers are actually being starved on the largest military base in Baghdad, and women are being raped with impunity - and because it doesn't fit into a Hollywood context it's not going to fly. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#4. I found it really astonishing that undocumented migrants were kidnapped so routinely, that it was such a commonplace part of the journey for people trying to reach the US, and that we hear almost nothing about it here. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#5. The journalist's job isn't to be someone's friend, or their psychologist, or anything other than what we actually are. And at the end of the day, that can definitely seem like such a strange, extractive relationship. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#6. I wanted to think about ways to get an American readership concerned with what is happening in Mexico, but also to reframe it as a problem Americans share. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#7. People are sometimes losing their homes before being convicted of a crime, or their cash or their cars. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#8. Thinking through how you find that intersection between individual, compelling human narratives and structural, systemic injustices - that's the place that's most interesting to me as a reporter. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#9. So much of our cultural representation of what an investigative journalist looks like, in movies and pop culture, is about this really testosterone-filled dude screaming, "Give me what you got!" I didn't see myself as someone who would be good at or comfortable with that. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#10. I learned a lot, investigative methodology - wise, from litigators - watching their process. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#11. The tremendous challenge of narrative journalism about subjects that are underreported is, how do you make people care about something they think they already know about, or think they don't need to know about? - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#12. There is space for a different kind of investigative reporting that's about immersion and obsessive attention to detail and deep listening. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#13. When everyone's focused on the conventional parts of war - doing infantry imbeds or chasing IEDs - you look at the thing that seems not that interesting to people, like the circumstances of logistics workers cooking the troops' food or cleaning their latrines. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#14. I think the daily challenge for a lot of beat reporters is, how do you get past the regurgitated sound bites of powerful people or evasion masters who are so used to this routine - the theatricality of press conferences and stage-managed interviews and teams of handlers? - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#15. I feel like I partly came to writing through being in college during the start of the Iraq war, and knowing that those issues mattered lot to me, and wanting to go see for myself. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#16. I try to come to my reporting as a real, whole person, not an automaton. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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#17. I always knew I wanted to write, but I didn't know that I would want to do investigative reporting - in part because it seemed so ill-suited for my personality, or I thought it was ill-suited for my personality, insofar as I'm not very aggressive, and I'm not confrontational. - Author: Sarah Stillman
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