WRITING MASS COMMUNIC
WRITING MASS COMMUNIC MMC 2100
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EHS Stories How to Find Sources and Contact Them for the First Time DThink Who would be an expert in your topic Is there any kind of research involved in your topic Who performs research University professors perform research Who bene ts from the research or from the products of the research Whom is the research intended to bene t What is threatened Who is the guardian or owner of whatever is threatened What is the problem to be solved Who is a ected by that problem DDO not ask other people to find your sources for you You may ask a source if he or she can recommend someone else who would also be a good source for your story But do not expect a doctor or a nurse to give you the name of a patient Do not expect a lawyer to give you the name of a client How to Find Sources and Contact Them for the First Time Page 2 DPick up the phone during regular business hours For anyone other than a professor a phone call is often the best way to contact a professional person Many professors are easy to reach with e mail Many other professional people do not check their email every day DReceptionists are not scary people At most businesses including newspapers the person who answers the phone at the general phone number is a receptionist There is no reason for you to be nervous about talking with a receptionist Know what you want to say before you call Identify yourself as a communications student If you are a journalism student then identify yourself as a journalism student Describe very brie y and very clearly what kind of person you need to talk to I would like to speak with someone who is an expert on termite control
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