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Unformatted text preview: Ask lots of dumb questions Confess your ignorance Learn the geography Learn the jargon Be curious Read everything Check the clips/old stories Surf the web Develop your own files Learn the law Get to Work Find stories to work on NOW Use each story as a chance to learn Write for your READERS But don’t forget SOURECS Check agenda, public records Connect with Sources Prospect Regularly Work the Public Diversify your Sources If you Make a Mistake, Correct It Find Outside Sources, Experts Identify the Gatekeepers Not what you would always expect. . Secretaries! Get Contact Info!! Magazine Beats Different from other beats Mags have fewer staff and often use freelance material “Beat” might be a staffer in charge of certain topics or sections of “the book” as it is sometimes called...
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course JOUR 3410 taught by Professor H during the Fall '10 term at UGA.
- Fall '10