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How to be a good reporter, or, "don't do what Chris does"

Me: Is that so?

Witness: Yes.

Me: You are completely useless.

These tips should help you in the future, when you decide to do a little amateur reporting. Hopefully, if you follow my advice exactly, I will not have to worry about my job security.

Now, for those of you interested in how to write a column like "The Gravel Pit," feel free to use this week's column as a perfect example of how to start a story about a strange occurrence at Joy to the Children, realize immediately that nothing strange happened at Joy to the Children, and nonetheless complete a 500-word column.

Your welcome.

Chris Morris is the news editor at Denton Publications. He can be reached at chrism@denpubs.com

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