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At times I’ve felt I had to put on a more masculine, no-nonsense demeanor so that men in power take me seriously. But in general, I have found that taking a quiet, soft-spoken approach can be a great advantage: People I’m interviewing are more willing to open up, and when they try to push me around, I can always pull out the video camera. The most importance advice I have for women who want to lead in journalism is to work for an organization in which you can pursue whatever you’re passionate about—an organization that is not held back by conventional notions of how journalism is supposed to be done. If that organization doesn’t exist, create it. And don’t be too modest to claim credit for your own accomplishments and promote your own work.

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