ERROR: Macro njDefaultArticleHeader is missing!

A race run by feet, and head and heart

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

Levin arranges lease with McDonald’s in Middlesex

By Mario Marroquin
September 25, 2017 11:14 AM

Commercial real estate firm Levin Management Corp. recently announced it has negotiated a 3,500-square-foot lease at 125 Bound Brook Road in Middlesex with McDonald’s. CONTINUE READING

V12 Data promotes Vance to SVP, business solutions

By Emily Bader
September 25, 2017 12:25 PM

Matawan-based V12 Data, an omnichannel data powerhouse, announced it has promoted Kym Vance from vice president to senior vice president of business solutions. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

Eisai appoints SVP, Americas commercial, oncology business group

By Emily Bader
September 25, 2017 12:30 PM

Woodcliff Lake-based Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co. Ltd., announced Monday it has appointed Michael Amoroso as senior vice president, Americas commercial, oncology business group. CONTINUE READING

Tulfra acquires property in Nutley

By Mario Marroquin
September 25, 2017 11:23 AM

Commercial developer Tulfra Real Estate recently announced it has acquired a 6.5-acre property behind Route 3 Eastbound in Clifton and Nutley. CONTINUE READING

Pro Custom Solar expands in Metuchen

By Mario Marroquin
September 25, 2017 08:30 AM

CONTINUE READING

Hackensack Meridian Health opens medical-surgical suite in Brick

By Mario Marroquin
September 22, 2017 12:43 PM

The Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new 36,000-square-foot medical-surgical floor in Brick. CONTINUE READING

Zelis Healthcare announces new additions to leadership team

By Emily Bader
September 22, 2017 12:06 PM

Bedminster-based Zelis Healthcare, a health care information technology company, announced Friday three new additions to its executive team. CONTINUE READING

advertisement
Jared heading to the finish line in his first marathon.
Jared heading to the finish line in his first marathon.

Journalism is a sprint and a marathon. No one in the NJBIZ newsroom knows this better than Jared Kaltwasser, who completed his first 26-mile race Sunday in the Niagara Falls area with a time of 5:01.36.

It's not surprising that a bunch of the reporters and editors in the NJBIZ newsroom are runners. Journalists must exhibit speed and endurance, and know which one is needed at which moment. The breaking news story is all about speed: finishing first while making sure you actually did finish (your story is accurate, fair and complete before it's posted). The investigative project is the endurance end of the business, slogging along with no idea where the finish line even is, much less when you might get there.

There's the competition aspect too, where the head and heart often do way more than the feet ever could. On the surface with running or journalism, you're trying to beat your competitors—the runners around you or the reporters in another newsroom. But in both, you're really competing with yourself. In running, it's beating your personal best or completing a certain distance. In journalism, it's setting some goal for the year, week, day or even hour, and beating it whether through speed or endurance.

Done!
Done!

Running a marathon is the ultimate competition with yourself (OK, OK, except for something like an Ironman triathlon where the marathon is just one piece). One of my favorite photos of my father is nearly 30 years old. He is 81 now but ran his first—and only—marathon in his early 50s or so. His goal for the New York City race was to break four hours. The photo is the official one you buy from the New York Road Runners, and my father is crossing the finish line, exhausted yet arms raised, as the clock shows 3:59.58. Knowing my dad, there was no way he was coming in three-hundredths of a second later. Definitely head and heart, not feet, on that finish.

This is all why Jared Kaltwasser is such a good journalist, and runner. He sets goals in both areas, and pulls them off, whether they require speed or endurance. On the journalism side, Jared can do the busting-ass sprint on a breaking news story and show the endurance required to work through the thorniest story on one of the most complicated NJBIZ beats.

Jared relaxing after the race at Niagara Falls with wife Cambria.
Jared relaxing after the race at Niagara Falls with wife Cambria.

Jared will bring all that to Press Row in Trenton, where he will become our new Statehouse reporter, replacing Andrew Kitchenman who is moving on to NJ Spotlight (more on Andrew next week). Jared takes over Nov. 12, moving into the most competitive beat in New Jersey journalism.

Jared will bring his own style to his new beat. I have a few ideas what that will look like, but I'll let Jared unveil it at his own pace.

Share This Story On:

A race run by feet, and head and heart

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

advertisement
Jared heading to the finish line in his first marathon.
Jared heading to the finish line in his first marathon.

Journalism is a sprint and a marathon. No one in the NJBIZ newsroom knows this better than Jared Kaltwasser, who completed his first 26-mile race Sunday in the Niagara Falls area with a time of 5:01.36.

It's not surprising that a bunch of the reporters and editors in the NJBIZ newsroom are runners. Journalists must exhibit speed and endurance, and know which one is needed at which moment. The breaking news story is all about speed: finishing first while making sure you actually did finish (your story is accurate, fair and complete before it's posted). The investigative project is the endurance end of the business, slogging along with no idea where the finish line even is, much less when you might get there.

There's the competition aspect too, where the head and heart often do way more than the feet ever could. On the surface with running or journalism, you're trying to beat your competitors—the runners around you or the reporters in another newsroom. But in both, you're really competing with yourself. In running, it's beating your personal best or completing a certain distance. In journalism, it's setting some goal for the year, week, day or even hour, and beating it whether through speed or endurance.

Done!
Done!

Running a marathon is the ultimate competition with yourself (OK, OK, except for something like an Ironman triathlon where the marathon is just one piece). One of my favorite photos of my father is nearly 30 years old. He is 81 now but ran his first—and only—marathon in his early 50s or so. His goal for the New York City race was to break four hours. The photo is the official one you buy from the New York Road Runners, and my father is crossing the finish line, exhausted yet arms raised, as the clock shows 3:59.58. Knowing my dad, there was no way he was coming in three-hundredths of a second later. Definitely head and heart, not feet, on that finish.

This is all why Jared Kaltwasser is such a good journalist, and runner. He sets goals in both areas, and pulls them off, whether they require speed or endurance. On the journalism side, Jared can do the busting-ass sprint on a breaking news story and show the endurance required to work through the thorniest story on one of the most complicated NJBIZ beats.

Jared relaxing after the race at Niagara Falls with wife Cambria.
Jared relaxing after the race at Niagara Falls with wife Cambria.

Jared will bring all that to Press Row in Trenton, where he will become our new Statehouse reporter, replacing Andrew Kitchenman who is moving on to NJ Spotlight (more on Andrew next week). Jared takes over Nov. 12, moving into the most competitive beat in New Jersey journalism.

Jared will bring his own style to his new beat. I have a few ideas what that will look like, but I'll let Jared unveil it at his own pace.

Share This Story On:
advertisement

Comments


Be the first to comment.



Please note: All comments will be reviewed and may take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.

Post Comment
     View Comment Policy
advertisement
ERROR: Macro defaultSidebar is missing!
ERROR: Macro footer_top is missing!
Back to Top