Active language adds Pizazz!

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"The language of journalism is active... even if the reporter is not an eyewitness-- which is most of the time-- the writing can be active and lively" (Clark & Scanlon 296).

My favorite part of the reading was the section about the language of journalism being active.  Being a creative writer, I was able to easily connect to this.  My stereotype of news articles is that they are a compilation of facts, blah.  That's boring.  But this idea of making the language active is exciting to me.  Lively writing nearly guarantees keeping the readers attention (and the writer's as well).  It also allows room to be creative... while still being objective of course.



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