Biz reporting can be hazardous
Lauren Boyer, a business reporter at the York Daily Record in Pennsylvania, has an interesting take on the hazards of business journalism.
Boyer writes, “In the past six months, I’ve decided that business reporting is super dangerous.
“Sure, we’re not construction workers, police or tight-rope walkers. But we are paid to be curious, and curiosity killed the cat — or so they say.
“I’ve escaped death on several occasions.
“For example, I’m always staring at passing stores and restaurants wondering, ‘Hey, is that place closed?’ as my green Toyota Camry nearly swerves into oncoming traffic.
“It’s hard to read signs, spot new businesses cropping up or notice for sale signs when you’re not constantly creeping out the window.
“A 2003 study by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Virginia found that rubbernecking is responsible for 16 percent of all distraction-related driving accidents.”
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