By Christina Munnell
CBS News writers were very thorough in the way they made claims and attributed information throughout their article regarding gay marriage in the UK. Not only do they use a variety of sources to explain the story, but also they use sources that express opposing views. This really adds to the story, makes it more objective, and improves the overall quality.
In this story, CBS focuses a lot on commentary from professionals and people involved with the legislative vote. For example, writers used many quotes from British Prime Minister David Cameron, who was a driving force behind the bill in the first place. They also use quotes from Conservative lawmaker Roger Gale to present the opposing view.
The attributions are evenly placed throughout the story; the organization of quotations and other sources appear spread out and clean. The writers also do a nice job of presenting statistics along with quotes from people. Doing this adds to the crediblilty of the story and makes it more interesting for the reader.
Overall, the way attribtion is presented in this story is effective in that it is organized and plentiful, but not excessive to the point of overwhelming the reader with information. The sources used are also credible, reliable, and different. Differing opinions from sources are what makes stories like this one more diverse and objective because they present all sides of the story.