Science and Technology
Reporters spend most of their careers covering spot news, which dominates the contents of all radio and TV newscasts. Spot news includes fires, accidents, holdups, and other incidents that occur every day, with varying frequency, in every city and town in the nation.
Chapter 1 discussed how stories are located for newscasts. Regardless of whether stories are planned, spontaneous, or enterprised, the newsroom must also decide who will cover a given assignment. In some situations, this ...