It seemed that the main idea to take away from chapters one and two of Cappon's The Associated Press Guide to News Writing was that writers need to be concise when writing news articles. I know the previous sentence here is a perfect example of what not to do. Anyways, while I know this point is crucial to News Writing, since only so much space is available, it isn't the only form of writing this affects. When it really comes down to it, I think all forms of writing have this rule. Concise sentences convey the meaning much better and are less clunky.