He's a reporter, so it's all writing. And can't he just collapse on top of me about 30 times before he rolls over?
I don't know. My friend's a reporter and he's always bugging me for leads. I play dumb and act like I have no idea what's going on. But I get the impression from him that most of what he does is interview people, go to community meetings, cultivate sources, etc. Writing's probably the least of his worries... getting that all-important story seems to be a female dog.
I wouldn't mind being an editorial columnist (and will be surprised if I don't moonlight as one some day) but I'll be being an actual journalist is hard work.