Teaching Examples

‘Scooping yourself’ no longer feared
March 21, 2006, 2:20 pm
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Newspaper editors and TV news directors increasingly break stories on their Web sites (Media Mix/Peter Johnson, USA Today, March 19). Organizations as diverse as the Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune (circ. 20,000) and NBC News (via MSNBC.com) do it without blinking an eye.

Rome Hartman, executive producer of The CBS Evening News, told Johnson that

CBS News executives have always had to grapple with the question of how to handle breaking news and exclusives by asking, “Do we give this to CBS Radio or hold it for (the EveningNews at) 6:30, or how much do we share with affiliates in advance of our broadcast?”

At last, the online news outlets can be considered just another part of a news organization’s array of options for getting the news out.

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