Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A3: "Prescott Valley police arrest five suspects after assault probe"

Okay, today Ken Hedler turns in something more informative, following up yesterday's A1 notes dump on the brouhaha in PV. Take a look at the mug shots and you've got a pretty good idea of what motivates the mayhem.

This is becoming a rhythm. Fur starts flying, usually in PV, the reporter gets some of it but really has no idea what happened, and page one goes to press. In the next day or two the rest of the story comes out, and the followup usually looks completely different from the preliminary.

It seems the editors are trying to compete with local radio on breaking news, which is a mug's game. Better to hold the story until you can tell it intelligibly.

1 comment:

leftturnclyde said...

see I told you something else was goin on ..props to Ken for the follow up but to Quote the main Character from "Stranger in a Strange land" Wait until fullness, then act