Because they’re not really good at hiding their hands, I can offer you a look at stories some of Boston reporters are working on.
- Features reporter Beth Teitell, who seems to have a rotating front page time share with Dugan Arnett, is looking to speak with “people who have taken home DNA tests and gotten an unexpected result.” Interesting that her public plea ends with “You can definitely remain anonymous.” In the old days. we only used anonymous sources in matters of life and death when there was no other way to get the story, and we only offered it after discussing with the source and our editor.
- Business desk intern Maximiliano Reyes claims “some people’s tax refund amounts are lower or non-existent compared to recent years, and some people owe more this year than they have before.” He did edit the plea “to reflect the fact that some people will in fact be getting tax refunds of the same size or larger,” but it seems pretty clear he’s shopping for quotes to fit his premise. Reyes is a junior at Emerson College in the Globe’s business co-op program and is a news department intern at WBUR.
- Robert Weisman is looking to speak to “boomers who steer clear of senior centers and don’t want to join ‘senior’ groups.” At least he’s writing a story that targets the right demo for the Globe, where the average reader’s age is dead.