On Tuesday, I came back to the newsroom after a hearing on a very complicated bill. I wasn't sure how I was going to start my story and for a while I was stuck. There were so many people who came to testify about the bill and the bill was confusing in itself.
Growing frustrated, I sought out my editor for some direction. He told me to keep the story simple and stick to the main facts. As I started to dissect the information, I realized how much easier it was when I simplified and found the main points in the information.
As I realized, most information can be simplyfied and then turned into news. As I grow as a journalist, I understand the importance of simplyfying the information to create a news story.
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