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  •  I mean when they label an article "analysis" (1+ / 0-)
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    You see it all the time. It can be a hook to write about a larger issue, but more often it's a reporter's take on whatever hot button issue they've been assigned to do and where it stands in the political (or military or science or whatever) world.

    nagourney and balz are two examples of doing it wrong, as well as ceci connally and others. Once upon a time, I'd say that thomas ricks did it right, but he got too close to the generals and started sucking. tom edsall did it fairly well too.

    A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

    by dougymi on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 09:57:38 AM PDT

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    •  Well, (1+ / 0-)
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      Anything that puts the reporter in the position of being the commentator is not news anymore as it's been traditionally defined.

      In journalism as I was taught it and as I practiced it, the reporter takes every step possible to keep from becoming a part of the story.

      The reporter is the people's eye. Nothing more.

      "A violent argument erupts over whose day was more pleasant." --- Tom Servo

      by droogie6655321 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 at 10:00:13 AM PDT

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