How one News staffer used the two-way Web for a scoop
A post at BeatBlogging.org reveals how Dallas Morning News education reporter and blogger Kent Fischer used the Web for an A1 story. Fischerexplained how his Friday cover story unfolded a day earlier on his education blog and continued after print publication on the comments section at dallasnews.com.
Among the nuggets:
- He posted to his blog after a teacher emailed him
- His post prompted a reader to forward him some district documents
- Fischer posted a memo with a "quick and dirty" translation
- A flood ofcomments followed, and after the story published on A1 the next day, more people commented on the Web version of the story.
"In this instance, the blog really paid off, in that readers tipped us off to a good story that was still mostly obscured from the public," Fischer told BeatBlogging.org.