We had the pleasure of listening to Stephanie speak to our class about her experience in the reporting field and her knowledge on covering addiction.  Stephanie works for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette and specializes in photography and solutions journalism. She shared with us some of the stories she has reported on and showed pictures of the people she had the pleasure of meeting. She explained how she builds relationships with the people she is reporting on and builds rapport with them before putting their story onto paper.

Strasburg stressed the importance of patience when reporting and building stories. This principle has allowed her to photograph special moments while reporting. Having listened to Stephanie’s experience I have learned to take every story with patience and get to know my source while building a relationship.