The stress of the job of a journalist in a newspaper never ends. At least this is my experience of 26 years.
Most of the time, I was a reporter specialised in the investigation, trials, and criminal justice. My job could damage the good reputation of people involved in legal proceedings or get accused of crimes.
That is the reason I double-checked all the facts and searched multiple sources to get the information truthful.
I often had the plaintiffs and lawyers’ pressure who didn’t want to see the story published.
Then, in the newsroom, my boss wanted to comply with the deadline. He said I was too slow to complete my pieces because I was obsessed with checking the facts.
When I finished and put my signature in the information to pass it to the machines, it was time to go home. Usually, it was late at night.
But I couldn’t rest even then. Because I began pondering about the accuracy of my information and the repercussions will have the next morning when the people involved read the newspaper.
The new day always rise with new problems and so was my life.
In the featured picture the court house of Pamplona