At the time, my "Northern Snakehead Fish Reported in Burnaby, BC" promised my DeHaan Services readers that I would follow up when officials confirmed or denied its existence in Canada. I did indeed update that page.
More Publicity for the Northern Snakehead Fish
A Writing Tip based on Following the Fish
Likewise, you could write articles from different viewpoints based on one topic.
Today's writing tip is a bit different. You can also plan to write a follow-up article if you report on a rumour, the start of a project, or on the announcement of a plan or consultation.
Later, you write about the resolution of that rumour, project or consultation.
Since the original news was an unconfirmed sighting, I knew there would be some further news in the future. Therefore I searched for further reports, and jumped on the information when it became available.
Previously, I've had similar situations where I simply updated the original article. For example, I've been updating "Weight Loss Risks for Toronto Mayor Rob Ford" in my DeHaan Fitness... blog, since he had announced a six-month "Cut the Waist" challenge. However, I also knew that there would be a new article once his time was up.
That certainly worked for me in writing twice about the Northern Snakehead fish, and there may be more fish tales in the future.