Right from keeping important information off the record, to gaining the trust of their source.If you’re reading this article you’re probably a.) Dating a journalist, b.) Wanting to date a journalist or c.) You are a journalist and want to know what others think about dating you (and of course you want to know if this article holds true and factual for journalism and self validation purposes). For the benefit of definition (and adding more words to my word count), a journalist may either be doing one of the five types of journalism mainly: Investigative, News, Reviews, Columns or Feature Writing. A journalist (well at least for me) is a creative, intelligent and sexy person with sometimes crazy thoughts, feelings and idiosyncrasies.
The how-to advice for would-be stories read a lot like these step-by-step manuals for would-be lovers.There is an organized chaotic picture that comes into my head when I see the word “journalist” in my mind’s eye.For the benefit of you guys and gals reading this let me try to put it in a more ordered list. Those are the ups and downs of dating or having a relationship with a journalist.They can be very busy though and over committed to their work and often journalists (especially younger ones) like to get a FWB or Friend with benefits as it fits better with their chaotic lifestyles.Not sure what friends with benefits actually are or want to learn more? Of course there are journalists like me who can and do want committed relationships!But the journalists I talked to had a different take on what works – which could change how we consider the number of ways/no-fail strategies/elements/rules when it comes to writing pitches.