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Keeping ‘you’ out of your work May 9, 2011

Posted by jrusse4 in MCOM 341.

One of the major banes for beginning journalist is how they write. No I’m not talking about style, I mean putting your opinion into your writing. When writing a story, you should want to present a story with none of your input. For example, if you’re writing about an incident between a student group and a faculty organization, people just want to hear about what’s going on. Tell your story through your sources and hard-known facts. Readers will care little about your opinion barring the fact that they agree with it. Pushing your opinion on the reader could provide an opposite effect and in turn turn them away.

So don’t put your opinions in stories. Save those for blog post like this.



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