Dealing with the Press

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Tue Oct 28 16:08:34 2003

On Tue, 28 Oct 2003, R. D. Davis wrote:
> Wouldn't it make much more sense for newspapers to just hire 7th
> graders to work part-time and pay them minimum wage, since the news is
> typically written on a 7th grade, or lower, reading level? Seriously,
> it makes no sense to hire English/Journalism majors to write articles
> on a 7th grade, or lower, reading level. If those English/Journalism
> majors can't make any use of what they supposedly learned in college,
> and, in the apparent majority of cases, they lack the skills to
> comprehend much of what they write about, be it politics, computers,
> employment, the usual propaganda or whatever else they're writing
> about, why employ them?

Are you suggesting that the Baltimore Sun should UPGRADE their writers to
7th graders?
Received on Tue Oct 28 2003 - 16:08:34 GMT

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