Editors want primary sources. You’ve heard them say it. You’ve heard me say it.
One of the best primary sources you can have is an interview. Why is it the best? If you interview someone who is an expert in whatever you are writing about, you have access to the latest and greatest information. You can put things in your article that no one has read before.
But many writers hesitate to contact an expert for an interview. For some tips on interviewing, read my lastest Muffin post.