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The stages of an emerging story

3 June 2013


Re a Mark Day piece on covering an emerging disaster:


In your ‘stages of releasing a story’, you list:


* The first details


* The lists of dead/missing


* Damning those who were to blame...


But you neglected to mention The Finding of a Hero.


You chaps always find us a hero. (The one who survived through sheer grit, or saved his mate, or whatever.)


Months or years later, a la Private Lynch, the hero is usually revealed to have been a fiction.


Which fits the Australian’s mould rather nicely - I'm surprised you missed it.



 


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