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Who do you write for?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Batman, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Not an outing question.
    I overheard our news editor giving a new reporter one of her favorite pieces of advice today. She said, when writing, to think of one person and write your stories as if you're writing it for them, so that one specific person can understand it.
    So who do you write for? Is it a friend, an editor, your father? A general demographic? Who?
    I think I try to write for someone like myself. Somebody with a passing interest in high school sports, follows the college and pro games a little closer, and might have an interest in some of the finer points of the various sports.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The highest bidder.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    The APSE judges [/toomanyofus]
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    My inner critic.

    I'm always trying to write a better story this week than I did last week.
  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Who does No.2 work for?!?!
  6. EE94

    EE94 Guest

  7. RedSmithClone

    RedSmithClone Active Member

    Fenian, of course.
  8. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Myself. I use my stringer paycheck to buy groceries.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I write for myself, too. It's one of my few joys in life.
  10. statrat

    statrat Member

    I write for the parents of the third-string J.V cheerleader. They say their kids work just as hard as the varsity, and in the end, who really cared about how the local football powerhouse did?
  11. 21

    21 Well-Known Member


    So should you all, if you know what's good for you.
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