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Newspress&Source

    News press & Sources

AP(Associated Press)

    UPI(United Press International) Reuters

    AFP(L’Agence France Press)

    Kyodo

    Itar-Tass

    ANSA(Italy)

    PTI(Press Trust of India)印度报业托拉斯

    DPA (德新社;; Xinhua

BAGHDAD, Nov.26(Reuters)- Iraq’s health minister described here today that the West’s

    refusal to unfreeze Iraqi assets to allow Baghdad to buy lifesaving drugs as “the crime of the

    century.”

     The Times, Nov.27

    BAGHDAD, Nov.26(Reuters)

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    Information Source

;Explicit

;Implicit

Implicit

Military sources

    Educational circles

    Judicial circles

    Theatrical circles

    Witnesses

    Government statement

    experts

(p.69)

    It is said…

    It is reported…

Reports say…

    Rumors say…

    Foreign radios announced…

    It is learned…

    It is understood…

    According to an anonymous source…

     The talks probably would be held at the State Department and officials were already giving up their offices to make room for the visitors, disclosed a source who asked not to be identified.

Why do people use implicit information source?

    Implicit

    ;For the privacy of the individual or the unit;

    ;For the unfamiliarity with the news providers.

    ;To reveal justice and objectivity of the news reporting

    ;For protecting from libel suit

    Libel

    ;Libel is a written(or printed) statement that says things about a person that are damaging and false and may make others develop a low opinion of this person.

    ;A Weixin Pharmaceutical lab driver was arrested this morning because he killed a pedestrian last night.

    ;If you use the original version and the court later finds this driver innocent---the police might have arrested the wrong person---and acquits him, do not be surprised if this person sues you for damages. He will.

    ;The plaintiff lawyer will definitely say, the article you wrote shows no proof that this is the case. The articles reads as if you had been on the spot when the killing was taking place.

    ;A Weixin Pharmaceutical lab driver was arrested this morning because he killed a pedestrian last night.

    ;A Weixin Pharmaceutical lab driver was arrested this morning after he allegedly killed a pedestrian last night, according to the police.

    ;A Weixin Pharmaceutical lab driver was arrested this morning after he allegedly killed a pedestrian last night, according to the police.

;Always remember the motto: Facts, facts, and facts alone.

    ;Always indicate the source of information and attribute any conclusion to that source.

;Carefully check the name and identity of the person concerned.

    ;

    ;You should give your source the warning that he or she will be quoted and therefore will be held legally responsible for what is said.

    ;Be considerate of the individuals you write about and never attack them personally. Backgrounds in

    News Reporting

    Functions

    ;To help readers to understand the news better;

;To lay stress on the theme of the news;

;To make news readable and add human interests to it;

;To make the news objective.

;Contrast background

;Interpretative background

;Explanatory background

    Contrast background

    ;It sets off by contrast the significance of the news events

     Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. John Clemence told a Rotary Club South lunch meeting yesterday there were 10.3 deaths per 10,000 vehicles in Hongkong---the same as in Bangkok, “which was not flattering for Hongkong.”

     In contrast, there were six deaths per 10,000 vehicles in Singapore, three in the Greater Manchester area, two in Greater London and New York and 1.5 in Tokyo and Detroit.

     The South China Morning Post, March 13, 1987

     Interpretative background

    ;Political background

;Development & changes in history

;Geography

;Various subjective and objective factors

    Explanatory background

    ;Customs

;Anecdotes

;Idioms

;Proper terms

     Every child entering the world in the lunar year that began last Saturday is born in the year of the Pig, according to traditional Chinese reckoning.

     The ancients picked 12 animals to form the Chinese zodiac system. The order is rat,

    ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

Ways of adding background information

;By phrases & sentences

;By paragraphs

;By combining the two

    By phrases & sentences

    ;P. 69

    ;Having conquered Broadway---twice---Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane have now signed on to star in a new movie version of “The Producers.”

     People, March. 20, 2004

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