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Attribution

The Pioneer Press's story, "Girl, 12, is hit as shots ring out at North Minneapolis party" included testimony from a number of witnesses. The quotations gave the story life and made it more relatable. A total of six community members were quoted.

Two of the witnesses did not give their names. They were attributed as "one nearby resident who would not give her name" and "another neighbor who would not give her name."

The witness' names and a description of who they were were listed with each attribution.

I liked the way this story used quotes to tell the story. The dominant perspective was that of the community. A lot of stories rely to much on "officials" to supply the information, but this style was more interesting and was still effective.