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COM 105 Basic Newswriting: Biographical Information

Use this guide to find information for your feature story.

Unbiased Information

Finding reliable, unbiased information about living persons, especially media celebrities, can be difficult. Gossip sites and even web pages created by the celebrities themselves (or their management/marketing/legal teams) may provide inaccurate or misleading information.

Here are a couple of options beyond Google.

General Search

Using General Search

In the box above, put in the name of your the person you need biographical information about. Press enter, and on the next screen, type and additional term into the second search box, as shown below

It may be helpful to sort your results with the NEWEST ones at the top.

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