M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

An analog journalist in a digital world

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 49: An “expert” is anyone who has been quoted on a subject more than once.

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Written by Alex

March 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 48: If one analyst or expert disagrees, it’s a controversy.

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Written by Alex

March 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 47: If an editor mentions it, then “everyone is talking about it” and you should consider it an assignment.

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Written by Alex

March 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: Deputies: Girlfriend struck with anger management book

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Spartanburg County deputies have arrested a man who they say hit his girlfriend with a workbook from his anger management class during an argument, and she cut his arm with a boxcutter.

Full story (Spartanburg, S.C., Herald-Journal)

Written by Alex

March 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Police Blotter of the Day: New Orleans police officer arrested after leading police officers on high-speed chase

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IMAGE: NOPD Sgt. Charles Miller

(New Orleans Police Department via WDSU)

Detectives said Miller sped off in his truck and led the officer on a high-speed chase.

During the chase Miller ran a stop sign, drove through a red light, drove at speeds near 90 miles per hour and committed other traffic violations.

Full story (WDSU-TV)

Written by Alex

March 24, 2014 at 12:18 pm

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 46: There are only two kinds of gunfire: “sporadic” or “rapid-fire.”

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Written by Alex

March 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 45: Any gathering of more than two journalists at a presser or crime scene is a “media circus.”

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Written by Alex

March 20, 2014 at 4:14 pm

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