A request.

If you are writing a hard news story, get to the point.

Please. Please. Please. Please.

I do not care what the neighbor thought was going on if he didn’t even know that the event was taking place. That should not be your damn lede.

And I shouldn’t have to reread a story over and over again to piece together the facts. They should be presented in a way where I can pick them out almost instantly.

It’s not that it’s bad writing. It’s just that it’s annoying. You’re a journalist and a storyteller. Don’t give me fluff. Give me facts.

Note to self: pay closer attention to writing to avoid doing exactly what I’m complaining about.


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