When a biz owner wants to review a story before publication
Brian Todd, a reporter for the Post Bulletin in Rochester, Minnesota, writes about how sources often ask to review a story, or a quote, before it’s published.
Todd writes, “Hard-working business reporter Jeff Kiger said the people who most often ask to ‘look things over first’ are business owners. Most, he said, have only dealt with the newspaper to place ads, and there they get to review ads. But a story is not an advertisement, and what you say is what we write.
“Like Kiger, I agree that average folks who don’t deal with the media can be cut a little slack. If they say something inflammatory we might give them half a chance to walk that back.
“But, and I agree with Kiger on this, politicians and CEOs of big companies get no slack because they ought to know better.”
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