The etiquette of crediting sources


With the Internet's emergence comes a new issue: When to credit an earlier source of your story. At 10,000 Words, Meranda Watling offers advice and a tip on adding value: "If you can’t be first, be the most complete source or be the most original. Maybe you can connect the news of the day to some past event or some other business that will be affected by it in an unexpected way," she says. "Connect the dots for your readers. That’s what they’re coming to you for."