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Why include this in a story?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by goalmouth, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I don't have a problem with it. Age and occupation help give some context to random names in a story.
     
  3. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Plus, maybe we'll find out what Heywood Jablome does for a living.
     
    MTM, expendable, murphyc and 2 others like this.
  5. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    He is an oral and maxillofacial specialist.
     
    Ace likes this.
  6. Southwinds

    Southwinds Member

    This is one of those things that we were taught in journalism school: Ask for the person's name, age, town of residence and occupation.

    Then it became one of those things that you were taught in journalism school that didn't actually happen in real journalism.
     
  7. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    It's better than the stupid stories on Yahoo that just insert random quotes by Bob Smith on Facebook and Jane Smith on Twitter. Can journalism get any lazier?
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Probably.
     
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