"But the checking process is best begun with the mindset that the tip is just as likely to be wrong as it is right."
~page 59 of Haiman's Best Practices for Newspaper Journalists
This goes along with the tip that has been brought up in class time and time again. It is never a good idea to just assume that something is true. We need to keep an open mind; just because we heard something doesn't mean it's true. I know earlier in this course--for the Family Weekend article--I had heard that the clubs had signed up for the Griffin Regatta as a way to gain money for their clubs since their budgets had been cut, but I later found out that the prizes weren't monetary--they were gift cards to the school's bookstore.