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Burying The Lead

What Happened? About fifteen or twenty years ago a dramatic change occurred in much of reporting. Hard opening paragraphs were replaced with soft. This approach now infects all manner of writing, in and out of journalism. That includes television and … Continue reading

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Reporting on Twitter – The Death of Journalism

Since when did covering Twitter amount to reporting? “Ivanka Trump is facing an online backlash for tweeting what one critic called a ‘tone deaf’ photo of herself cuddling her son as outrage grows over a federal government policy to separate … Continue reading

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Essays and Lazy Writing

Many posts ago, I asked what a kind of writing style was called. (internal link) I’ve figured it out. They are essays, pretending to be reporting. I am frustrated by such writing in that they waste the reader’s time. With … Continue reading

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Who Will Write The News?

The Contra Costa Times, The San Jose Mercury News, and The Oakland Tribune are going out of business. (external link) They are victims of consolidation, the three publications┬ábeing folded into smaller┬ánewspapers and digital outlets with different names. This is all … Continue reading

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