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CJR's Hits and Misses 2015

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HanSenSE, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  2. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    "Tom Dwyre"
    Uh, try it again.
  3. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    I noticed that, too. CJR has been having some problems with accuracy and clarity lately. In a story last week about the 2015's best and worst in journalism — oh, the irony — the author seemed to imply the Roanoke TV reporter and videographer who were murdered on the air, were dating each other while engaged to other station employees.

    "The violence was particularly heartbreaking given that the perpetrator was a disgruntled former employee—and that victims Alison Parker and Adam Ward were dating and engaged to other colleagues at the station."
    Yes, it's a minor quibble, but it's difficult to take seriously any kind of proclamation from the citadel when the details are muddled.
  4. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't call that a minor quibble at all. That's a glaring error.
  5. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    It's a glaring error only if the writer meant to say the victims were dating each other — and I don't believe he was, since it's known that they individually had relationships with others at the station.

    Although what he wrote implies something else, I don't think it was intentional, so I'll call it a minor quibble. Your mileage may vary.
  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Badly written. I don't think he was saying they were dating each other.
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