Analysis: Iran is Building an Uranium Plant
Writing a good story requires attributing facts, opinions, and quotes clearly from the sources. People should get credit for what they said. The common knowledge does not get attributed, but new information should be attributed.
The official and professional sources were used for their story. Both newspapers named the presidents of three countries, but others were referred as "officials."
The New York Times paraphrased President Obama's statement but the Chicago Tribunes used quotation. The quotation was more effective for bringing real feeling. Also, the direct quotation was good for President Obama's case, because he has the authority.
The attributions were scattered throughout the story. Reporters used direct quotation, paraphrasing, and summarizing in their story.