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Overwhelmed by a story?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, May 3, 2010.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Any of ya'll ever just feel crushed by a story you're working on?

    I got one of those going right now. A hugely complex piece on multiple federal and state lawsuits that covers about six states, and involves not just some powerful people in my state, but powerful people in other states as well.

    The main cog in the case is a fraud scheme and a key witness turning up dead the day before grand jury testimony was scheduled.

    And the more I keep looking, the more complex it gets.

    I've got a headache the size of Texas right now on the other hand, I got an awesome idea for a movie-of-the-week.
  2. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    Get the facts, but don't make it too complicated. Find a way to break out some of the info. If you're struggling to keep it all straight your readers are going to be swimming, too.
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