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October 11, 2005

Enjoyable reading...

The Elements of Journalism (Ch 9 & 10) -- News Writing (EL 227)

I like reading books for class that are easily read and enjoyable. This book was one of those. It's so nice to read something that directly applies to class and gives specific examples of what it is that the authors are trying to explain. Every chapter starts with a story of some sort directly related to what the chapter is about. Chapter 10 began with the story of Patricia Smith and Mike Barnicle, two authors who were believed to be writing things that were untrue. Matt Storin finally gathered enough information about the two to review them and make a decision about their works. They admitted that they were making things up and were allowed to resign from the paper. This chapter talks about the conscience of journalism. It says that journalists have an obligation to personal conscience. There aren't any specific rules or laws about journalism, so there is a "heavy burden" placed on judgement and ethics of the author and organization.

Posted by CheraPupi at October 11, 2005 7:59 PM


You're right Andy. Thanks for your comments!

Posted by: Chera Pupi at October 13, 2005 5:29 PM

Chera, I know what you mean. Actually, I find many of the things that we hear in class from discussions, show up in the book. I blogged about the discussion that we had today in class pertaining to specific passages in the book. It's really cool that we can identify our discussions that we have, with something professional. Not that our class isn't a great class, but it's just good to know that there are other people who agree with the same styles.

Posted by: Andy LoNigro at October 12, 2005 11:15 PM

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