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Tom Wicker's newspaper career has stretched from the Sandhill Citizen in Aberdeen to the New York Times, where he was a reporter and columnist for 25 years. Mills profiles this distinguished writer, who is a member of the UNC School of Journalism Hall of Fame.
Pat Stith is regarded by some as the most feared man in Raleigh. Stith has been an investigative reporter at Raleigh’s News & Observer for 18 years. Stith is best known for his stories of “miscues and wrongdoing” in North Carolina state government. Stith attempts to tell the truth to readers each time he writes and to represent those who have been lied to. Examples of his stories and their effect on the state are profiled.
The author remarks on the different methods of gathering folklore stories from people; traveling with reporters, for instance, can be beneficial, while some folklorists prefer to start the conversation off with learning about their subjects’ personal histories.