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Greg Packer wants you to quote Greg Packer

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by printit, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. printit

    printit Member


    I thought this was funny and reminded me of some threads where people told stories about getting quotes.
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Re: Greg Parker wants you to quote Greg Parker

    What Greg discovered is that reporters don't build a story around the quotes they get, they look for quotes that will fit into the storyline they've already come up with.

    Greg knows where to find reporters, puts on a goofy "I'm having the best time of my life" grin to draw them to him, and provides the kind of innocuous quote reporters are looking for.
  3. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    Re: Greg Parker wants you to quote Greg Parker

    Greg Packer wants you to quote Greg Packer's name correctly.
  4. printit

    printit Member

    Massive fail by me. What can I say, I've never interviewed the guy :) Thanks for the catch.
  5. printit

    printit Member

    Yeah, this was my takeaway too. Which is why I've always hated these man on the street quotes.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    NPR takes a look at how some people get quoted over and over again in news stories:

    And, how "real people" end up getting quoted:

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