Monday, July 16, 2012

If you have any decency or respect for your journalism degree, you will not title your articles this

"Could this device change television forever?," writes Business Insider. What is wrong with this statement? It poses a question. It is a cop out. I don't care what the article underneath it says because even the author does not believe the device will change television forever. He is under pressure to write something extravagant but his morals are forcing him to tone it down a little. The result is a half-baked title that is neither authentic nor bold.Journalists in politics have been using this forever. Examples include: 
  • Did Obama declare a "war on coal?" (CBS News) 
  • Can GOP manage the mic in Tampa? (Politico)

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