Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Journalism writing in 24 words

I love this, from the "Story Guidelines" page of Reporter.co.za, a South African citizen journalism site.

A sentence should have a fact in it. If it doesn't, it must be there to explain something, elaborate on something, or substantiate something.

Kind of boils journalistic writing down to 24 well-chosen words.

1 Comments:

At 2/26/06, 9:57 PM, Anonymous Bill said...

Only problem is, I'm not sure many reporters or talking heads have read it.

 

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