Reflection #12: Explaining the Answer

Gretta wrote a blog entry entitled You Better Have An Explanation which talked about what newspapers do and why they do it. I never thought about how an audience views a newspaper and their journalism techniques and styles. When thinking in a reader’s mind, then I became concerned at how people judge things that they do not understand. If the readers would take one class in journalism or even news writing, then they would understand that the newspaper staff have a lot of standards that they have to follow. Unless the writer makes a mistake, then they usually have a reason or it is because of the AP Style guidelines. If the newspaper would break-down one page and explain its reasons, then the readers would, most likely, begin to appreciate the articles and techniques. Overall, Gretta did a great job at making me realize that a reader does not always know what we know or understand the whys of the paper.

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