Thursday, April 30, 2009

Missing Verbs

Where have all the verbs gone? Maggie hits the nail on the head. Why do some broadcasters write sentences they would NEVER say in real life?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Can't Start Too Early

Chris Wallace grew up pretending to be a newsman. Worked out pretty well for him.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

Advertising guru Roy Williams has a great example of why we should be careful of how we treat statistics. They don't tell the whole story. And, while Roy's point is for advertising professionals, the lesson equally applies to journalists who are building stories around statistics. Read it here.