Sources and Attribution Analysis

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The story I chose to analyze for this week's task is a political story following the caucus results, from the Washington Post.

Mitt Romney wins overwhelming victory in Nevada Caucuses

This story references seven sources. Four of the sources are trackbacks to the Post's political blogs, about the different candidates. Two sources are previous news stories about election results, like in Florida. Finally, the Post also quotes an article from CNN multiple times.

The use of these sources was spread throughout the three pages of story.

I liked how the sources were referenced and I thought it was very effective. The words were linked to other pages, and the article rarely used "according to," or similar attribution techniques, which can sometimes detract from the article.

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