When a fatal shark attack happened at a local beach, the Cape Cod Times was ready. Find out how the paper maximized the moment with preparation that began years earlier. Not every market has sharks, but they do have the potential for big stories. Do you know what your shark is? Will you be ready when yours arrives? Executive Editor Paul Pronovost of the Cape Cod Times discusses how to prepare for that big moment through training, tools and expectations.
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