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February 7th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted 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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