Saturday, November 17, 2012

Arresting Officers, Arresting Agencies as Reporting Sources

I'm Anika Myers Palm and if you're a crime reporter you will develop relationships with law enforcement officers. You'll find yourself on a first name basis with police officers, with sherriff's deputies, with even FBI agents. You will want to talk to them because they do the arresting of the people who you're reporting about. The arresting officers sometimes have tips that they can give you. They may tell you, well in cases that I've had in the past, this is what happened. The arresting officers usually one of your best sources so make sure you stay on their good side, but sometimes you can't avoid being on their bad side. But for the most part try to rely on them as decent sources. This is the second part in a continuing series for budding journalists.

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