Tuesday, January 01, 2008

So ... how often would you say it happens?

Such cases are unusual in Cary but they do happen, Wulff said.

"We don't see it that often but we do see it," he said.

Every now and then, it's worth reminding writers that if they avoid saying stuff twice, there's room to say more stuff once.


Blogger Ninja Of The Mundane said...

We're in agreement here. I find that echoing quotes and in fact not knowing how to lead into quotes are pretty typical young-reporter mistakes. Most — like me as a young reporter — are trained out of this fairly easily by attentive editors.

2:47 AM, January 02, 2008  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Is this a stripped down version of "tell 'em what you're gonna say, say it, and then tell 'em what you said"? At least they didn't follow up with, "Wulff added that such cases, while occurring, are rare."

10:30 AM, January 02, 2008  

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