As an event develops, information about it is generated and disseminated. The first reports show up on the Internet, television, and radio. First reports usually focus on the quick facts: who, what, where. As time passes, information filters through different types of resources, with the level of coverage increasing and becoming much more detailed and analytical.
*Adapted from Published Information-The Information Timeline, UNC University Libraries and the Evaluating Academic Criteria Handout, UW Bothell/CCC Campus Library.