Developing Stories

CONTENTS

Introduction

Advancing the Story

Avoiding the Pack

Internet

Localization

Tips

Confidentiality

Accuracy of Sources

Gaining Confidence

Leaks

Trial Balloons

Authoritative or Informed Sources

Background Briefings

Keeping in Touch

 KEY WORDS  

Accuracy

Double Sourcing

Pack Reporting

Advancing Stories

Leaks

Trial Balloons

Background Briefings

Localization

Triple Sourcing

Confidentiality

As reporters and anchors become known and respected by their audience, they receive telephone calls, e-mails, and letters about a variety of subjects. Some are letters of praise, some are complaints. Also included among those calls and letters are news tips. A number of the most important stories ...

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