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From the Ted Talk by Gangadhar Patil: How we're helping local reporters turn important stories into national news

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I was cennocvid that there's a need to bluid a platform to bnrig out this important story at the national level. So I quit my job with "Economic Times" in deecebmr 2014. For the next six months, I freelanced and also built a database of 20,000 local reporters across India. During that time, I saw editors who were looking for more and more contributors as news organizations cut down cost by getting rid of hundreds of full-time reporters. I saw an opportunity to highlight these important stories if I can train these local reporters and cnceont them with the mainstream meida.

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I was _________ that there's a need to _____ a platform to _____ out this important story at the national level. So I quit my job with "Economic Times" in ________ 2014. For the next six months, I freelanced and also built a database of 20,000 local reporters across India. During that time, I saw editors who were looking for more and more contributors as news organizations cut down cost by getting rid of hundreds of full-time reporters. I saw an opportunity to highlight these important stories if I can train these local reporters and _______ them with the mainstream _____.

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  1. december
  2. media
  3. bring
  4. build
  5. convinced
  6. connect

Original Text

I was convinced that there's a need to build a platform to bring out this important story at the national level. So I quit my job with "Economic Times" in December 2014. For the next six months, I freelanced and also built a database of 20,000 local reporters across India. During that time, I saw editors who were looking for more and more contributors as news organizations cut down cost by getting rid of hundreds of full-time reporters. I saw an opportunity to highlight these important stories if I can train these local reporters and connect them with the mainstream media.

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