Journalist Tip No. 1 — ACCURACY

Second-hand and third-hand sources are not reliable. You’ve got to make that extra call to confirm facts — Here’s an example —
I found out an interesting story about a man whose dog pointed to a duck that was buried in the snow — the second hand source told me the dog dog up the duck with its paws. But the owner of the dog, whom I called later, told me the dog stood and pointed at where the duck was — had I not called him, I would have written inaccurate information. You need to go to the source and get the accurate information! And remember, not everything you read on the Internet is true! Call to confirm!

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