chapter  5
Where the News Comes From
Pages 26

There are some days when news just seems to fall into your lap. Everywhere you turn another story is breaking. Days like these are a journalist’s dream.

The nightmare begins in the holiday season when nothing seems to happen. Most times the newsperson’s lot is somewhere between these extremes. What stories there are have to be dug for. Graft is required to turn a tip-off into hard facts.