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Sources

In this story about a large chunk of ice that broke off and stranded over one hundred people on Saturday, there are numerous source types used. Interviews are a major part of the report, of course, but the story also cites a National Weather Service report and another newspaper. The sources are spread out over the story, arranged in a way that makes it easy for the reader to gather information without ever being overwhelmed. Most of the information comes from people directly, such as taking quotes from the irate sheriff and the rescued people. This reporter basically attributed every source immediately after he used it so there was no confusion over which information came from what source. It is a very effective method of attribution because it doesn't bog down the story and it properly credits all sources of information.