A Different World

June 23, 2014

Issac Bailey blog: The craft of journalism and the thinking required to do it responsibly

Harvard University summer school begins today, while I’ll lead my initial class in basic journalism tomorrow. Part of tomorrow’s discussion will be how to examine the video at the link below like a journalist should. (The class will also include more mundane, technical aspects of basic newsgathering and writing I won’t bore you with.) The video is only four and a half minutes long but says a lot about how we come to view people based upon some of the worst, most emotionally-charged episodes of their lives, even though we don’t have the broader context needed to levy an informed judgment.

A Different World

Discuss the events that affect Myrtle Beach area communities, our nation and the world with award-winning The Sun News columnist Issac Bailey. Please keep comments civil and conversational.

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