Patrick Wilson, a political reporter with the Richmond Times-Dispatch, talks with J.R. about growing up in Michigan and becoming interested in journalism, becoming a journalist, his transition to being a political reporter in Virginia, his relationship with sources and the new media, how to tell a good pitch from a bad one, what a typical day is like for a political journalist, the importance of building good and trustworthy sources, the tools he uses to do his job, the current state of political reporting in Virginia, and the story of 2017 (beyond the election) that had the greatest impact and his thoughts on the most important issues heading into 2018.
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