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Nobody wants a unitary voice of authority any more.

As someone who has spent a lot of her career as an investigative reporter, I'll confess that a frustration of mine has always been that so much investigative journalism involves a dissection of events in the past.

I admit that I am hopelessly hooked on the printed newspaper. I love turning the pages and the serendipity of stumbling across a piece of irresistible information or a photograph that I wasn't necessarily intending to read.

With the fragmentation of television audiences and the advent of cable and on-demand services, the prestige of being an anchor is not what it was in the days of Walter Cronkite.

I am in awe of women who have full family lives and seem to work round the clock in the 24/7 news cycle.

I do see myself as someone who has a lot of story ideas.

I have to pay attention to work on the weekends and always have my iPhone with me, but I don't mind.

I like the immediacy of blogs and the democratizing effects of letting millions of voices bloom on the Web.

I think as an investigative reporter I had tough standards, but I don't think of myself as a tough person.

Budget cuts are a sad reality in most newsrooms, and I am concerned that they reduce the collective muscle of journalists who are doing the expensive, and often dangerous, work of on-the-ground reporting.

I think about the question of perspective in reporting all the time, and since I spent 20 years of my career in Washington as both a reporter and an editor I'm keenly aware that a newspaper should not be dominated by stories in which the only voices and perspective come from those in power.

I have an older sister who sounds, unfortunately, exactly like me, and we sound like our mother did.

In one's relationship with dogs and with a newsroom, a generous amount of praise and encouragement goes much better than criticism.

The printed newspaper is a powerful showcase for news, opinion and advertising.

People often assume New York City is no place to keep a dog. This is certainly what my parents told me when I was growing up there. But I have found this not to be the case at all.

Although I believe the Web has greatly increased the distribution of quality news, I do worry about those who don't have Internet access.

As a big user of public libraries, I deplore the cutbacks they have had to sustain.

I don't keep up with Twitter all day long.

I don't pretend I know everything.

I think the Huffington Post has been inventive and presents what it aggregates well.