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Blur: Chapter 3

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When you assume nothing, ask everyone to demonstrate/prove anything they said or claimed.
Useful for information seekers because it allows the report to be built brick by brick from eyewitness account and other facts are provided to the journalist directly by sources.
Provides context and potential foreshadowing.
Fundamentally, amounts to asking and knowing how to answer a series of systematic questions.
The process involves asking the following:
1.what kind of content am I encountering?
2.Is the information complete and if not, what is missing?
3.Who or what are the sources, and why should I believe them?
4.What evidence is presented, an how was it tested or vetted?
5.What might be an alternative explanation or understanding?
6.Am I learning what I need to?