Police story: Lots of documents, lots of questions, remember human impact

By Michael McFall

Reporter, Salt Lake Tribune

I’m very proud of my coworkers for the dedication and skill. We practiced good journalism: jumping on new information, making a lot of phone calls (sometimes late at night), pulling a lot of public record documents, asking a mountain of questions, running to a lot of press conferences and writing what we could confirm.

I wouldn’t say there’s any secret to it. Journalism can take a lot of work and time, but it’s fairly straightforward and if you just knuckle down and do it, the job gets done. And, if you remember the human impact in a story, as we did and acted on, you get some pretty stellar stories that go above and beyond as well.

This is part of the announcement of the March DFMie for the Colorado/Utah cluster of Digital First Media.

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