Reporters live off of having sources, great reporters naturally have the best sources. And if anyone out there knows anything about developing sources it would be former WFOR investigative reporter Al Sunshine.
Building trust takes time. You have to be patient. Take the time to understand your sources and their motivation, and you’ll come up with stories that matter.
His latest piece over at RTDNA focuses on just that, finding and developing sources, nurturing them so they think of you first when there’s a story to be told and the most important part of course how to protect yourself, and your station, from bad sources and those with an agenda.
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