What does a reporter do when a source rambles, misspeaks, or otherwise botches what would have been a good quote?
“Generally, I fix quotes for grammar, especially with average, ordinary people,” says Ellyn Ferguson, a regional reporter for Gannett News Service. “I am doing the interview to get information from them, not make them look like idiots.”
Source: American Journalism Review
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