Most of my Italian friends still have no idea what I do. I often use the words 'journalist', 'field producer' or 'translator' to try and explain what my skills and experience entail, but each of these words explains a very small part of what we do. As for my American friends, who are not from the business of course, they usually look at me baffled, probably thinking of Mr Wolf from Pulp Fiction or some sort of dirty mobster affair. The truth is, most of the foreign reports, d
We're sitting at breakfast at the best hotel in Perugia, Italy. Day 1 on the job for Giulia, my new young and clearly smart and keen assistant. “Your job every morning”, I say, is to pick up all the national and local papers. “Sure no problem”, she says, wanting to please me and show willingness on the job. “I need to go through them and make sure I know everything that is being written on our story”, I say. Off Giulia goes to the newsagent and comes back with a pack of Itali
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