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From time to time, a cell phone chirps in the middle of the morning meeting. An interruption to be sure, but sometimes it's a reporter calling from the field with some important new development in a story. My colleague Felix Contreras told me about a well-sourced reporter he worked with at a TV station in Miami. When his phone rang during the news meeting, Felix says, it was time to start re-writing the lead of your story. Well, today my phone rang during the meeting. It was my 11-year-old son. He wanted some tips on how to make scrambled eggs.

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