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Critiquing a News Article: #1

Posted 04-14-2015 at 11:39 AM by Employable (Award-Winning Blather*)

Below is a recent online article about a Supreme Court decision. Here's what I'd say if I was sitting down with the writer for the first time.

Editors have different ways of changing copy. Some rewrite a lot. Others try to keep as much of the original as possible. I lean toward working with what’s there, changing headlines and sentences only if they
re confusing or misleading. Then I add facts as necessary.

Remember that anyone can debate how a published
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The Department of Redundancy Department

Posted 04-05-2015 at 10:57 AM by Employable (Award-Winning Blather*)
Updated 04-05-2015 at 11:17 AM by Employable

Here’s a sample of redundancies I've found on TV and in print.

CD disc
icy cold
fiery hot
tiny baby
HIV virus
top leader
jury panel
soft tissue
jail facility
smoky fire
brand new
big blowup
totally free
but instead
young baby
plane flight
sad tragedy
dead bodies
little sample
acres of land
vacation trip
Planet Earth
NFL football
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