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Comments on: Journalism in six words http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/ curious by nature, journalist by trade Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:07:54 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.25 By: Meranda Writes » Blog Archive » Webby five-word speeches; NYTimes: No longer a newspaper site http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-56033 Thu, 09 Jul 2009 15:09:41 +0000 http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-56033 […] Semi-related: my previous post on summing up journalism in six words. […]

By: Brian Boyer http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-18793 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 22:15:05 +0000 http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-18793 Ha!

“Who, what, where, when, why, web” is the tagline of my new blog, Sixth W! It predates the poll by a week – so I came first, I guess.

Anyway, thanks for voting for the good one. :) I’ll be blogging this soon to try and get more votes.


By: Meranda http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-18749 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 02:48:12 +0000 http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-18749 I like both your submissions. Seriously, Jared, you should have submitted those. My favorite is “I want to know everything, now.”

But I agree with Kate that I’d probably vote for “I meet people you read about.” That was the reason I cited in my recent post about “Why Journalism?”

Kate, you’re also right that many of the Poynter submissions were pessimistic. That’s why I liked the one I voted for: Who, what, when, where, why, Web — All the important elements of a journalistic piece of work these days.

By: Kate Martin http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-18737 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:49:42 +0000 http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-18737 Hey Meranda,

I voted for “Please stop griping, now start typing” because some of the others were too pessimistic. I try to be a glass-is-half-full person, but with the layoffs in my area (Seattle Times and P-I), it’s hard to be optimistic.

@ Jared, I liked your “I meet people you read about.” I think if you’d submitted that it might have made honorable mention at the very least.

My suggestions for the entry were more tongue-in-cheek, like “Dark time sucks, shallow coverage ahead.”

By: Jared Silfies http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-18729 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 20:14:04 +0000 http://merandawrites.com/2008/04/28/journalism-in-six-words/#comment-18729 I’d go with “It’s harder than it seems.” That sums up my attitudes toward non-journalists constantly prodding me for what I do.

Here’s a few others:

I want to know everything, now.

I’d rather be blogging right now.

Journalism is a discussion about everything.

I meet people you read about.

Wow that is harder than it seems.