In this week’s podcast, Risen talks to Assistant Managing Editor Eric Umansky and Senior Reporter Jesse Eisinger about the challenges of reporting on the government’s actions in a post-9/11 America.
Risen also discusses:
- His first big scoop, at age 23, about the closing of the International Harvester plant in Fort Wayne, Ind.
- The New York Times’ internal struggle over his story on the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program.
- Advice for young investigative reporters looking to cultivate sources.
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