Finding Perfect Pitch

Brenna, Susan
March 2006
Nieman Reports;Spring2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p27
The article offers advice on how to achieve the right tone when writing about the poor or the disadvantaged. Journalists must understand that not every story can be balanced and that fairness emerges over a number of pieces in the fullness of coverage. Striking an appropriate tone is difficult. The solution lies in the reporting. The stronger the facts, the more vivid their detail.


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