What makes a good news tip?
Follow these guidelines to ensure your news tips can be used in a story:
Documentation or evidence is ALWAYS essential. (Examples: Photos or videos of incidents in report)
Bad Example: “My cousin told me there’s a scam going around stealing people’s identities.”
Good Example: “This screenshot is from ABC Company warning about a scam. Please share this to help protect people.”
Stories must be of interest to the community.
Bad Example: “My neighbor plays her music way too loud every night.”
Good Example: “I have more information on a police report you shared about excessive noise from a house on my street. You can use me as a source.”
Be as specific as possible.
Bad Example: “The schools are not doing a very good job handling this bullying problem. I have information that can prove it.”
Good Example: “I have screenshots to prove this issue is being mishandled by the local school. I have attached them.”
Have a news tip but not sure what else is needed to turn it into a story? Use the submission form and we’ll ask you for whatever we need to verify the story.