Single mom challenges dismissal from Air Force

After Lt. Rebecca Edmonds was sworn in as a second lieutenant in the US Air Force, her position was revoked because she was pregnant. CNN uses video to their advantage in the article. They provide primary documents, specifically the document she signed agreeing that she would keep her superiors informed if there was a change in her health status, including pregnancy.

This way of reporting could certainly help me in the future as using primary sources makes the story you are reporting more believable. I also appreciated that Edmonds’ attorney was there to interpret the information. It is more believable to have an expert, and one that can talk in general terms to the viewers. That is a focus which I can benefit from when reporting on stories when I begin my career.


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