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help with citing sources...

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by tonlilaz, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    ok,

    first of all, i notice that when i post news items on ac, i get more views....don't know why but i do...

    in the past, i take 3 news stories on the same topic (say the iraq war) from cnn, msn, and another news org....rewrite the info into an article and viola...a news item.

    the problem i face is citing my sources. ac forces you to cite atleast 1 source for news items....and if i cite reuters, associated press, cnn, or whatever as a source, my item gets denied...

    so in the past, when a news item gets denied i have to spend hours figuring out where to come up with a source...sometimes i get lucky and find a press release or something like that....so i use that certain press release as a source for my rewritten news item

    is there an easier way to fudge a news item source for a news article?
     
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    Millygirl Regular Member

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    Site other famous sites like TMZ, etc. (I know these aren't news sources but you can try them out...after all, even CNN site TMZ:D).
     
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    zebrahat Elite Member

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    I've gotten away with citing one news site source, or a related book I found on Amazon, and a blogger blog I slapped together with similar posts on it.
     
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  4. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    i've gotten a few thousand views writing news on current events....which is really cool....

    but the whole citing sources thing is a big pain in the a$$ when you're rewriting an news
     
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    That's weird. How are you citing AC? Can you post an example? Maybe we can help.
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Actually figgity, AC stopped paying upfront for news pieces since this thread was started, so it's kind of a moot point. ;)
     
  7. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    mine are paid :D

    shhhhhhhhhhh

    but i haven't uploaded articles in a week....they were paying me anytime b4

    the only thing is that the articles have to be current....they are picky about that...it has to be newsworthy....a lot of times, i'd get my articles back from the rewriters to late to really qualify for upfront....with some exceptions...(politics, technology)

    also i found that w i k i is a great place to cite sources....cuz they update info fast....i just use the same sources they do... :D
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Even after the "no upfronts for news pieces" rule went into effect they still got accepted? Holy crap...that's unheard of lol. Did they pay out to you within 24 hrs of submission like they would previously?

    WTG!
     
  9. tonlilaz

    tonlilaz Executive VIP Premium Member

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    yes.....all last week they accepted 3 out of 4 news article....the only reason why they didn't accept the last one was bcause it wasn't current enough...

    :D

    i've been busy this week so i haven't been doing ac at all this week.... basically, you have a chance if you can get the option to show on the news article submission template... :)
     
  10. illiacus

    illiacus Registered Member

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    I kind of had the same question, read a post about rewriting plr content and I might give it a whirl and was just wondering where I could cite my sources.

    So basically wikis and different types of blogs would work?