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What do we mean by "voice of God" sourcing?
The telling of information directly, as if the media knew this information on its own authority.
Give an example of sourcing when the audience was the witness.
When we watch a live televised event on TV, or if we are there in person, at a game, meeting, speech, etc.
Give an example of sourcing where the journalist was a witness.
New York Times, Dexter Filkins, story of the Mardan Hospital.
Any reporters sent out to war/conflict zones, devastating weather coverage, etc.
Give an example of the journalist as an expert. What do we look for?
We look for familiarity (has written reports/stories before), the sources that the journalists rely on; the more specific the source, the more trustworthy account.
What is a first hand account versus a secondhand or third hand account?
Firsthand account: the person was at the scene and witnessed the event themselves; eyewitness
Secondhand account: the person at the scene told their neighbor; the neighbor is a second hand account. A source who is a direct participant in the story, but not a witness.
Ex: police investigating a murder, firefighter who is investigating how a fire started, paramedic who rushed to the scene
Third hand account: the neighbor is the contact of a journalist; the journalist is the third hand account
What is triangulation?
The use of multiple reference points to verify an account.
What are two issues with firsthand witnesses?
Faulty recollection due to the passage of time.
Whether an account has been corroborated by others; the more stories with similar accounts is more reliable.
What is the two-source rule?
To not go with an anonymously sourced story unless it was corroborated by a second source
What do we look for with expert sources or analysts?
Expect more information about who the experts talking to us are and what their real role is in relation to the events they are analyzing.
Ask what kind of information is the moderator or reporter seeking from these experts? If they are being asked questions of fact, that is a sign that the inquiry is apart of the journalism of verification, vs. being asked for their opinion.
How should we evaluate anonymous sources?
Ask who is the source? If that can't be answered, then ask why should we accept the validity of this source?
Journalists are asked to discern: is this news newsworthy? Could this information be acquired in another way? Does the source have a record of reliability?
If it is hinted why the source must remain anonymous.
See if the source is corroborated by other non-anonymous accounts.
What are talking points? Give an example.
Are preconfigured phrases and political-marketing buzzwords developed by communications specialists to manipulate public perception and designed to avoid conflicting descriptions of a program, idea, belief, or a product. (pg. 89)
Example: "message of the day" given in Washington to all government departments from the White House to saturate public conversation on policy or programs.
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