Analysis: Coyotes would stay in Glendale
by Dallas Johnson
Both articles attributing their stories to many different sources, including the current owner of the Coyotes, the bankruptcy court judge, and attorneys for both Balsillie and the NHL.
The sources are scattered throughout the news story and most of it comes from people, although some of it does come from the court documents.
Typically, the reporter puts the attribution somehwere within a quote or summary.
This style is very effective and easy to read. The reporter did a good job making sure that there was no confusion as to who said what, or where any particular piece of information was coming from.
Many times, the reporter simply quoted the source to give a slightly more vivid picture of the story. This technique really shows that the information is genuine and important, and, therefore, gives the reporter and the story more credibility.
Credibility is one of the most important things for a story and reporter to earn. A good attribution, that is not confusing and from a legitimate source, can really help the reader.
These articles show how the proper use of an attribution can make a story even better. More importantly, however, it makes the reporter more credible.