When to use a straight news lede

Sad story today. I was reading The Associated Press’ accounts of a shooting in Maine where five people — including three children between ages 4 and 12 — were found shot to death inside an apartment. The details are sorrowful, but the news is blunt. I wanted to share because I found it to be one … Continue reading

WaPo blogger notes ‘grammar of police shootings’

I stumbled on this blog entry through a tweet from AMU/APU criminal justice professor Mark Bond. The title reads, “The curious grammar of police shootings.” I come to find out the post goes into detail about one of the all-too-common sightings I encounter as a cops reporter, a beat that thrives on rummaging through police … Continue reading