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Broadcast News Writing, Reporting, and Producing, 7th Edition by Frank Barnas

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CHAPTER 3Developing Stories

 

 

 

CONTENTS

Introduction

Advancing the Story

Avoiding the Pack

Localization

Tips

Confidentiality

Accuracy of Sources

Gaining Confidence

Leaks

Trial Balloons

Authoritative or Informed Sources

Background Briefings

Keeping in Touch

Summary

Test Your Knowledge

Exercises

KEY WORDS

Accuracy Confidentiality Pack Reporting
Advancing Stories Double Sourcing Trial Balloons
Background Leaks Triple Sourcing
Briefings Localization

INTRODUCTION

As reporters and anchors become known and respected by their audience, they receive telephone calls, emails, and tweets 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 ...

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