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20 May Getting scooped

DEBBIE AYLESWORTH — In the newspaper business, no one wants to get “scooped.” That is the process in which one newspaper beats another in the same market with breaking news. Scooped is often the “one up-manship” of the newspaper business....

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20 May What is news

I helped to write a textbook on journalism a while back. "Journalism Today." On page 79, we said, "Once a journalist is trained and experience, news judgment becomes a matter of instinct, of course. Professional journalists make judgments without reference to techniques beginners often rely on." But for beginners, there was the "Who cares?" technique...

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