When news happens to individuals and small companies access is much easier. One person granting permission.
When news hits large corporations and government agencies it can be nearly impossible to ask people questions and get people to agree to giving you their name for a photo. I don’t blame individuals because large organizations don’t breed autonomy. There is often consequences for speaking out of turn, particularly when the news knows more than you do as I found out asking questions today.
Trying to cover a national story about the U.S. Postal Service announcing it will stop letter delivery on Saturdays, I head to a small post office.
Then to a large post office.
Empty handed, I hit the closest housing development and start scanning the streets for a mail carrier.
Thank you Ron (no last name given) for crossing paths with me.