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Common Threads Citizen Journalist News Submission Form

News Integrity Reminders:

• Who?

• What?

• When?

• Where?

• Why?

• How

• So What?

• Are my observations facts?

• Are my observations intuition for further inquiry? Associates? Adversaries? Reference material?

• What observations should be validated by interviewing board members after the meeting?

• How can I balance incisiveness and respect in questions and story lines? "We report. You decide."

• How can I Build a reputation for being knowledgeable, fair, though and honest?

• Who is the editor I will give my observations to?

• Is this time sensitive news that be submitted today?

• Has my report been acknowledged and as received?

• When am I available to assist in a news article if necessary?

• Who is storing audio or video that validates my facts?