Feb. 19: Class Notes

Textbook:

QUOTATIONS: Read Pages 50 – 55 (69 to 74 in PDF) for Tuesday

STORY EDITS: 

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

Quotes: 

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WHAT WORKS discussion

Since Parkland

>>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

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Story pitches : Write them on blog for Thursday – indicate sources.

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