In the fast-paced world of field reporting, journalists needed an adaptable and quickly-accessible way to scrawl story notes - hence, the Reporter's Notebook was born. This offering from Field Notes pays homage to the classic pad while improving upon some key points. For starters, this one has a durable and smart "Concrete" gray byline cover. It protects the "Double-O" ring wire top binding - an addition that makes for maximum "flippability" and one-handed note-taking. And it has an internal rear cover pocket for stashing receipts or bits of evidence. It's all in a package that's printed with soy-based inks and crafted right here in the USA.