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WitzEnd Podcast #23: Catherine Sbeglia, Tech Reporter of RCR Wireless

December 19, 2019

 

On the last WitzEnd podcast for 2019, we had the pleasure of interviewing Catherine Sbeglia, reporter for RCR Wireless. Based in Wisconsin, Catherine covers technology in the B2B publishing industry. We learn all about her entry to tech journalism, her advice on how to approach interviews with journalists, and what life is like in “America’s Dairyland.” Here are the biggest takeaways from our conversation. If you like what you’re reading, be sure to listen to the whole episode, linked at the bottom of this page.

 

How it all started…

 

What made you decide to start covering tech?

 

“My background is in creative and academic writing, but when I left school, I had to start thinking about other ways in which I could make money with this skill. I started writing for the manufacturing and pharma industry but that was incredibly boring. Then, I got lucky enough to land my current job with RCR Wireless about four months ago. Writing for tech has been a steep learning curve, but I love it because the content is interesting and relevant to my life.”

 

In the clouds…

 

What stories are interesting you the most right now?

 

“I am interested in the cloud and mobile gaming movement. It has been gaining momentum with 5G and improved connectivity. My fiancé is an avid gamer and he plays mostly PC games. But, with the help of 5G, companies are trying to move big games onto mobile devices. Since I live with a gamer, I am curious to see if games on mobile devices are what gamers are actually looking for or if it is going to backfire.”

 

We’ve got 5G on the brain…

 

Is there one tech trend that is dominating your coverage area right now?

 

“5G is dominating my coverage area all the time. Even if I think I am starting to cover something that doesn’t seem to connect to 5G, somehow a story will end up looping back to 5G.”

 

First things first…

 

What do you look for in an interview?

 

“I appreciate a solid outline of what the contact or the story can offer me. I don’t like going into an interview with someone where the conversation is totally open-ended because I don’t know if I am going to ask questions that are relevant to that person or not.”

 

Hear more…
 

If you’ve enjoyed these takeaways be sure to listen to our full interview, linked below. Also, be sure to listen to, rate and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Google Play or SoundCloud.

 

  

 

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