It is not just about right now

Monday, September 8, 2008

By: Lexie Hagerty

A majority of what we consider journalism today has interest, impact and immediacy. I believe the first two to be true, but information can still make an impact and have interest without immediacy.

American Journalism Review published an article about noticting the small, yet interesting stories out there that most journalists are too busy to find. The article focused on a story about the use of a semicolon in a subway sign.

Correct punctuation is usually not that interesting. In this case, however, the AJR reporter found his angle and went with it creating an entertaining story.

I find that this reporter can be a motivation for all journalists. It is not always about what is going on today, but what could help and interest the readers of today.


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