The media and your story, Part II

After the reporter, researcher or blogger has interviewed you, they will select the "facts" and quotes that he or she feels are relevant, and he or she then writes or produces the story for their outlet's audience, in that outlet's style.

What you think the story is—and your answers and comments—are being filtered through what the reporter or blogger sees as the story, and through how they need to tell and present that story for their particular audience.

At traditional media, one or more editors or producers now will review the reporter's story. They're checking for the "big" things—newsworthiness, completeness, logic, legality, style, and so on. And for how the story will come across to the audience. They, then, are another layer of people who are further filtering your story. To find out about them, click on MORE below.


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