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The assignment desk is the primary contact with everyone who is covering something. • Make quick judgment calls about story coverage. Since the assignment editor knows who is covering what, he or she knows which resources are available. • Stay in constant communication with producers about breaking news and changes. • Build contacts with newsmakers, including politicians, emergency ofﬁcials, and any source who has an intimate knowledge of a subject. 22 In some medium and large market newsrooms (bigger than market 100), multiple assignment editors split the duties by responsibility and time of day.
In the middle of the rest of the ﬂight to New York, the person reads your story. Is there enough background in that story to allow that reader to follow your story? If not, go back and add more. Finally, read each sentence and then state, “This matters because . ” and ﬁll in the rest. ” Make sure that you really try to take your story apart, The Editing Process piece by piece. In the end, you’ll ﬁnd that the middle is trim and strong, giving your readers only what they need to know. The Editing Process Writing and editing are complementary processes.
If you decide not to close your story with a quote, look for things that give your readers a look ahead to the next part of the story. ” By bringing closure to the story, you let your readers know that you’ve completed the story and they can move on. 45 WORDS: THE FOUNDATION STONE OF JOURNALISM 46 Making a Middle Matter Most beginning journalists understand the idea of a beginning and an end. Most of them, however, don’t understand what makes a middle work. The middle of a story needs to be more than the opportunity to kill off some space until you can get from that great lead to that killer closing quote.