Reporters: How Long Do You Give Someone To Respond To Your Request For A Comment?

It’s an age-old question that has new meaning today, with our 24/7/365 news cycle, and instantaneous news on social media: what’s a reasonable amount of time to give someone (or some organization) to comment on a story you’re going to run? Often, our deadlines are much more pressing than the timeline for a person or organization that isn’t accustomed to operating in an instantaneously changing environment, but what’s fair?  This article, from an Emmy Award-winning investigative TV reporter in San Diego could spur discussion in your newsroom, and with your news management team.

Posted by Tim Morrissey