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In the digital age there is at least one reporter who prefers telephone pitches. Her name is Renee Ferguson, and she is an award-winning investigative reporter.
Is Renee Ferguson technology-phobic?
Can we blame Ferguson’s preference of telephone calls over e-mails on a case of techno-phobia? After all, she was reporting long before Al Gore invented the Internet.
Not a chance. Ferguson’s on the Web every day researching stories. She’s even dived into Facebook for material. “I don’t know how we ever researched anything without the Internet,” she said only half-joking. “I don’t know how we even functioned.”
Instead of exhaustively pouring over documents, Ferguson said she now uses the computer for quicker results. “Bada-bing, bada-boom—wow—technology, it’s a beautiful thing,” she said.