A lot of newspaper folks refer to themselves as writers. Fair enough.
But I have always preferred the term reporters, as it is all-encompassing of the way we observe, question, listen, research and the various methods we use to convey that information to others.
As an elected official, I am tasked with looking out for the interests of my constituents, which includes listening to their concerns and assisting them in exploring options for resolutions to those concerns. This is a responsibility I take very seriously.