Convener: Ed Bell
- Rachel Stewart, UNH
- Ed Bell, AP
- Giselle Goodman, Portland Press Herald
- Elaine Hooker, AP
- Lisa Arsenault, UNH.
Develop sources from varying perspectives.
— Put together a source book from different areas and topics.
— Line up sources (or experts) before covering a story.
— Under pressure of deadline how credible can a source can be?
— How do you check it out?
Finding the right sources to illustrate a story
— The Census. Look for people interested in it.
— Talk with people who know everything about their communities.
— Ask groups – talking to people and getting sources from them.
— Sometimes you’ll spend years developing a relationship.
— Establish a level of trust with sources while at the same time standing back.
— It is ok to take sources to dinner or lunch – but you pick up the tab.
— Be interested in them as a person. Their kids, hobbies, birthdays etc.