I am the editor of a small news blog. I am trying to train my writers to link to their sources.
One writer sends me an article without linked sources, so I ask for the sources. They email back responding that the way they obtained their sources was that they simply saw some information on television. The information in their article was detailed with a lot of data. They would have needed to be paying very close attention to some in-depth coverage if this were true.
I emailed back and told them to find an online version of the source since news outlets often put their material online.
I'm not sure if that was the best advice or if there is something better I could advise them to do.
If you know the best way to give proper attribution to sources in this situation please let me know. I do not want to do it wrong or teach it the wrong way.