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#Tip: How to cover breaking news

February 7th, 2014Posted by in Top tips for journalists
Image by Wiertz Sebastien on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Image by Wiertz Sebastien on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

A new e-book from Poynter highlights tips from award-winning journalists for covering breaking news stories.

The Denver Post’s new director Kevin Dale offers advice following lessons learned from the Post’s coverage of the Aurora cinema shootings – a story that broke around 1am when only the night digital producer was left in the newsroom.

Dale’s tips include verifying information – even when its developing fast, listening to social media and having a pre-prepared plan to help with difficult decisions, in this case, whether or not the Post should name the shooter.

 

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