The continuing turmoil over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey presents a practical opportunity to put the 4-step “Chase It Down” process to work for you. We walk you through tips for using it as reporting of the story continues.
You’ve asked “How?”, so we’re answering your questions about specific practical steps to help you sort through the news everyday. We describe a 4-step process — an internal checklist — to guide you as scan and consume news from social and mainstream media sources: Headline, Source, Report, Cross-check.
If you think you’re a highly skeptical, picky and super-critical reader of the news, you’ve never worked with an editor at a major news organization. We wrap up our conversation with veteran reporter Brian Sullivan about the reality of how the news reaches you. Get the behind-the-scenes look at how news stories are edited and published, and how reporters get your feedback.
When you read, watch or listen to the news you may think those stories reached you via some natural organic process of a reporter doing a few interviews, writing it up and an editor giving it a once-over before publishing it. Not hardly. We go behind the scenes in a two-part episode with veteran reporter Brian Sullivan to get into the nitty-gritty reality of how the news reaches you. It’s a lot more — and less — complicated than you may have ever realized. In Part 1, learn how reporting can sometimes be a chess match.