Being a journalistic writer is no easy feat, and chapters 7 and 8 of Filak do not sugar coat anything. These chapter explain how you should attempt to iron out all the kinks in your story, those kinks including grammar and sentence structure. As someone with dyslexia, I completely understand this process and have gone through it with ever writing I have produced. Filak also explains how “beat” reporting is used and what exactly it is. Beat reporting is, in short, a very specialized report. I can only assume you assigned this reading assignment due to the upcoming disaster drill that we must write about. We have to be precise and make sure our organization of the topic is on lock. Any slip of information can cause the entire story to be thrown out of whack. For general beat reporting, looking into the topic at hand deeply will ensure that your story comes out as clean as it possibly can.


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