The curmudgeon and the kid: a veteran reporter and a young editor on working effectively

The unusual situation that this reporter and editor were in gave them both pause and their story leaves readers with a number of lessons in professional newsroom relationships. San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Anne Krueger, had applied for an editor position at the paper after 23 years of reporting for it. Instead, 28-year-old Alexa Capeloto was given the job and the two women began their working relationship with anxiety and questions. The story reveals that a surprising relationship developed between the veteran reporter and the young editor. It is one that any newsroom could learn from.