A suggested guide for quote approvals

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  1. Mark Wilcox says:

    I had a guy in a government office ask me for quote approval yesterday. My standard line is to politely tell such people that it is against general journalistic practice to send out stories prior to publishing for a number of reasons. I told him if I got something wrong in a quote for whatever reason, he could email me and I’d fix it through a correction. Generally the only time I’ll cede on this is if a source pushes back and tries to recant everything they said on record. At this point it becomes easier to play nice, especially if it is someone you’ll need to talk to again. Great article.

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