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Closing the Information Gap

In journalism school, we were taught to answer the five questions: who, what, when, where, and why (or, in my Southern class, “what for”). Journalists ideally accomplish this through stellar writing and composition of story, regardless of whether or not it’s an inverted pyramid. But what if journalists went beyond the story and answered¬†how the reporting happened?

I happened to stumble across this CNN article while doing research, and my eyes were¬†immediately drawn to something I hadn’t seen before on a mainstream news site: explaining parts of the issue that the article was covering.

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