QUOTATIONS: Read Pages 50 – 55 (69 to 74 in PDF) for Tuesday
Most important part of your job as a reporter is factual accuracy —
Solid sourcing is also key – make sure you have diverse viewpoints, and that the reader understands why we are hearing from this person.
**Would you be willing to stand behind your story being published? **
SHOW – DON’T TELL
WHAT WORKS discussion
>>Advocacy journalism –
>> Difficulty of obtaining accurate data/figures
That’s why it’s important to cross-check sources, include more than one source
Find three sources of data on gun violence — trace their origin.
STORIES ABOUT GUN DEATHS? FIND DISCREPANCIES
Story pitches : Write them on blog for Thursday – indicate sources.