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It's always the young ones that have to go.
No, I'm not talking about death. Well, actually yeah, kind of.
I'm talking about covering death's aftermath. I'm talking about the loved ones left behind after the two-car wreck, the drowning, the triple homicide, the boat mishap or, more recently, the improvised explosive device.
I'm talking about the journalists who have to interview them. And if you're at the beginning of your career, it's more than likely I'm talking about you. Young reporters are often assigned these stories because they require a quick turnaround, and they're less likely to be tied up with bigger enterprise pieces.
I've interviewed …