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journalist Archives - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Journalism

Claims

The word “claims” is often used by journalists to indicate a statement made by a source that is either patently and provably false, or that cannot be verified by a journalist. While in some cases the statement cannot be verified because it is simply not something that can be proven, more often than not, the… read more »

Newshole

Contrary to popular belief, this is not a clever way to insult a journalist. A newshole is a print term referring to the number of column-inches after advertisements that remains in the paper for news. Papers with a small newshole will be unable to print all of the day’s events, while papers with a large… read more »

Reporters

Reporters come in only two types. The first is a naive idealist who refuses to believe or acknowledge that there are any flaws in the institution of reporting the news. They are often shocked to find out that the news organization that employs them is actually a business, as they do not understand the very… read more »

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