If you’ve been writing for any length of time, you’ve likely experienced being scooped on a story -- and chances are, it probably won’t be the last time. So, what do can you do?
In a recent post on the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism website, Jon Talton, a 30-year veteran financial journalist and economics columnist for the Seattle Times, shares his three-step approach to triaging and responding to scoops: When You Get Scooped
Among the tips Talton suggests: evaluate your time and beat management, work phone and email more aggressively, and add sources (we can help with that last one!).
Have you been scooped on a story? How did you handle it, and what changes, if any, did you make to your editorial process?
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