Stephens: Chapter 6 and 7

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“News was worked into verse for one reason: to make it more entertaining - especially for the large majority of the population whose tastes had been shaped by exposure to oral rather than written forms of communication.”

Since people were used to oral news, print news was written in the form of poetry. Now people are used to receiving their news from talk shows, which may be why television journalists like to give their own commentary after reporting the news.

News is “catered to the most obvious and reliable human interests.” - Stephens: Chapter 6 and 7

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