Imagine the Internet
On page 166 of Clark's and Scanlan's book about three paragraphs down, I realized that all this information that Gorney found/reported in the 90s could be found on the internet and today a reader may just think that she lazily googled these answers.
"...have to know five times as much as you're ever going to use in the story," said Gorney on page 167.
This was mentioned elsewhere during class and I just noted in the book how written reports seem to vary so much from newsbroadcasters/anchors who seem to have no clue or just know what they are given.
I also noted on pg 170 (and probably elsewhere) that Gorney doesn't use "said" and instead uses "deadpanned," "calls," and "says"...
She won the ASNE award. So then, can we use these words? Is our work lacking potential because we are bland?