Direct Quote

When a journalist quotes a source using their exact words, it is considered a direct quote. Direct quotes are expected to be clear and concise, citing the informant's words verbatim. These are used in order to enhance the credibility of the story, as well as to support the argument or information written. Journalists know is it critical to accurately cite the source of the direct quote or it could be mistaken for misquotation or plagiarism.

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