Numbers Don't Tell a Story That Connects With Readers

Johnson, Jason
March 2006
Nieman Reports;Spring2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p28
The article relates how the author relies on families' experiences when reporting to cover up for the findings of tough economic and political reports in the U.S. Stories about the challenges facing working families drew one of the strongest reader responses. The author found out that one of the difficult areas to probe in people's lives is their personal finances.


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