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Learning from the Best

Government reporting
A conversation with reporter Heather Svokos

Heather Svokos is a pop culture reporter at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. In previous newspaper assignments, she has written memorable meeting stories.

She agreed to talk with chipsquinn.org about her work in covering commissions, boards and committees.
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About the column

Watch, listen, learn. One of the best ways to improve your skills is to mimic those who excel. Talented journalists share how they do their jobs so you can "learn from the best."

Do you know someone we should feature? Send your suggestion to CQ content editor Mary Ann Hogan.

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