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Practice of reporting news that often requires in

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practice of reporting news that often requires in-depth examination of documents; persistent interviewing; and dogged digging in the pursuit of uncovering corruption, fraud, or other types of crimes, injustice and wrongdoing Yellow Journalism refers to news that emphasizes sensationalized facts and overly hyped headlines to sell more newspapers and get public attention Backpack Journalism describes the modern journalist who is mobile and goes to assignments fully equipped to shoot video and record audio, interview sources, and file the story from the field using technology
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Tools of the Trade Internet – used for everything from finding contact information of sources to checking up on what the competition is reporting. Journal - on or offline, to record thoughts, take notes and keep to-do lists. Discussion Boards - interact with and respond to their readers and viewers in online. Cell Phone – used to reach sources when on the run, take photos to accompany stories, record a bit of video and/or audio.
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