Why Journalists Should Worry About ‘Satellite Reporting’

Parachute Reporting:

The practice of journalists going to places to report on people or topics that they have little previous knowledge or experience with.

Satellite Reporting:

 The practice of a newsroom monitoring news from a variety of external sources and then using one or more of those stories (usually from newsrooms more local to the story) as the basis of their own story with little or no additional reporting and varying levels of attribution or follow up.
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