It has been a month since the electoral boundaries were redrawn – essentially opening the floodgates for elections reporting – and I can’t decide if the experience has been fun or tough.
In this span of time, I’ve already been chided by more than one politician, whether online or on walkabouts.
I had to chase one down the stairs, across the road and into a carpark – just to get those few quotes for a story.
Colleagues and editors have told me that’s just a sneak preview of what to expect for the General Election – widely expected to be held end-April or early-May.
One editor, citing his past experience of trying to catch whiffs of politicians’ conversations behind closed doors, said something to the effect of “GE happens only once every five years. Now’s the time to pull out all the stops and be creative in getting what you need.” Continue reading ‘Notes from an election rookie’