Victim Shot Twice, May be Drug-related: Police
In this story, which the Calgary Herald reported: Victim Shot Twice, May be Drug-related: Police, there are two sources used: the police and a specific police officer, Inspector Rob Williams. The only named source is Inspector Rob Williams; the â€śpoliceâ€? are referred to multiple times, but only as a collective entity. The victim of the story is not named or identified.
The news story is written up almost as if it is a report: the police are providing the bulk of the information, while Williams provides a few quotes on behalf of the City of Calgary Police Department.
It is not determined whether the information provided for the story by the police is from a report or the actual Department (issuing a release, for example). Information given by Williams is provided from his personal experience and expertise on the situation.
Each paragraph of the news story includes information provided by either the police or Williams, and each attribution is clearly stated (therefore the sources are named consistently throughout the story).
The reporter of the story sets up the attribution by stating at the beginning of each paragraph who is providing the information being reported: either the police or Williams. The only time the name of the source is not given at the start of a paragraph is when Williams gives a quote in the second paragraph.
Given that the story refers to two different sources, it is effective in that by saying who is providing the information for each paragraph, the reader is able to follow and understand the story much more easily.