Think Like an Editor blog by Steve Davis and Emilie Davis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Are you your own editor? Read on

By · Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Information moves quickly. So must you.

Here are some key questions to ask yourself when reporting and writing a story, especially on deadline. They’ll stick with you. Keep them in mind before you retweet someone else’s story, too. Be sure that any content attached to your name meets basic standards.

Be a standout when it comes to quality.

When reporting a story, ask yourself:

When writing a story, ask yourself:

Traditionally, these questions would be asked of a reporter by an editor. You’ll find they are even more important when you are your own editor.

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