WBJ’s Missy Frederick Reports on the 2010 Holiday Party Scene

With all the anecdotal-style reporting that dominates the Web (i.e. blogs, chat rooms, Twitter), it's increasingly important for me (as I observe and write for the trade about our restaurant world) to rely on getting good information from sources that still do old-fashioned reporting. In case you forget how that should work, it requires time on the phone and on the road interviewing as well as research and collecting of facts. Then it requires analytical skills and yes, it helps to be able to write a coherent sentence (a good editor never hurts). One of the best is Missy Frederick at the Washington Business Journal. 

For a smart look at the 2010 holiday party scene, her "Festive Recovery" article in the current print edition of the WBJ is a good place to get the scoop on the ups and downs of today's business/social marketplace.

The good thing about the Web in relation to print media is that you can add back in some of the good reporting that gets cut for space limitations. Take a look here for that extra news. She also invites you to talk about your company's holiday plans in the comments (for my consumer followers) or for my restaurateur readers, feel free to contact Missy at Be sure to let her know that Foodservice Monthly is keeping track of places to find "good" news.

About the Author

Michael Birchenall is Editor and Publisher of Foodservice Monthly, a regional trade publication covering the foodservice industry of the Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, VA). Foodservice Monthly has been recognized as the Restaurant Association of Maryland's Allied Industry Member of the Year and by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington as the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year.

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