By Lauren Regnier
Only three sources can be found in the story in the New York Times about the typhoon that recently hit Japan.
The reporter scatters them evenly throughout the story with one near the beginning, middle, and end.
The first attribution is from Japan's National Broadcaster, NHK and it's more effective than the other two. It's at the end of the sentence and it says "...according to, Japan's National Broadcaster, NHK," similar to the method we learned in class.
The other two attributions come in the middle of the paragraph, which are a little more confusing. The story contains really long paragraphs and breaking them up where he put the attributions it could make the story more clean cut and less wordy.
The reported mostly attributes corporations with statistics of damages or the number of people affected. He only attributed one person, Japan's electric company's spokesman. However, when the reported couldn't get ahold of the spokesman again, he noted that in the story, which I think was good.
A lot of information about the typhoon's damages and location weren't attributed, which makes me wonder where he got the information.