Sunday, April 8, 2007

A1: "Suspects in manhunt face felony charges"

Doug Cook gets the byline on what seems to be the edit of Ken Hedler's breathless first draft yesterday. I wonder whether the Courier couldn't have put both of them on it and got something more like this out yesterday.

Every news department wants to get in on breaking stories, that's the real excitement of the game, but you don't want to let your excitement about the information overpower your responsibility to inform.

The quote from the guy across the street -- who "stayed inside" worrying about getting shot -- speaks volumes about how well he thinks the PV cops would be able to keep a lid on things.

Update, 2:50pm: This last comment is not meant to disparage the PVPD, but rather to expand on the mindset of the witness. I'll bet he watches a lot of TV.

1 comment:

leftturnclyde said...

geez only two tries to get some mostly competent reporting ..