Journalism 101 for the Dayton Daily News

Dear Boss of Lynn Hulsey,

When re-writing a story that broke two days ago, standard practice is to attribute your source.

If you don’t know this, try reading about it on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism_sourcing

The Montgomery County Board of Elections on Tuesday fired a part-time election worker for writing on a voter’s application for an absentee ballot, according to Betty Smith, deputy director.

Workers are not permitted to alter any documents sent to the board.

Robin Dodge, 60, of Dayton was fired after she wrote in the date of the Nov. 8 election on an application of a voter who had not put the day of the election on the application. Dodge, who had worked at the board part-time since September, was paid $10 per hour. She also has served as a poll worker but will no longer be permitted to do that, Smith said.

“We are of the belief that there was no wrongdoing done,” said Rob Scott, who is Dodge’s attorney. “It was an innocent mistake.”

Smith said the voter’s application will be processed as usual.

via Board of elections employee fired.

This story ran 2 days ago on this site: Board of Elections fires temp worker

When I cite DDN stories, I always attribute them. When the DDN does good, I say so.

Even the Dayton Business Journal has cited my site for breaking stories like the one I did when your two time Pulitzer prize winning Photo Editor resigned instead of firing good people. (and please forgive me gods of journalism for having the word Pulitzer in the same post that mentions Ms. Hulsey).

Apparently, all you have left is losers like Lynn who don’t know how to do their job correctly.

You could just pay me to do your reporting- you’d get better stories- after all, I don’t get paid for this- yet, scoop your lame “newspaper” on a regular basis (Qbase anyone?)

And, btw- of all the reporters who’ve covered my political campaigns, Hulsey has been the worst hack writer to have the beat.

Sincerely,

Scoop

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6 Responses

  1. Eric Worthen November 4, 2011 / 12:50 pm
    You nailed this one right on the head David!  Hopefully the powers that be at the DDN will listen too. 

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  2. bobby November 4, 2011 / 1:18 pm
    The Dayon Daily News was also two months behind reporting the financial issues of City Commission candidate William Pace. They were exposed by the Dayton Informer in September. 
                                      

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  3. Hall November 4, 2011 / 2:26 pm
    It must be a really slow news day for the DDN to report on personnel matters of part-time gov’t employees too…

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  4. SOS November 5, 2011 / 10:36 pm
    The crimes that are commited at the BOE are news worthy and someone please do a story, thank God for people like Esrati.  Run David Run! I think you can take Whaley for Mayor, she has to be involved in this crap at the county. She is close w) Keith and Owens who are calling the shots there!!!!!

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  5. sarah November 21, 2011 / 11:50 am
  6. stu roberts November 21, 2011 / 7:37 pm
    OOOOR you both had a good source except you can post immediately on your shitty blog while lynn has deadlines and the paper that doeesn’t print perhaps except gasp two in advance, at least she has over 150,000 followers (aka subscibers).  WINNER: LYNN

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