Full disclosure: I did not go to J school. I have never been trained in the finer arts of journalism. The best I have is…
- Number one: When you ask a question it needs to end in a question mark. If you are reporting news, the answers matter. Your opinion does not.
- Number two: You are not the news story. If the story involves you someone else should write it.
- Number three: Your opinion belongs on the editorial page. Your feelings and observations belong in a human interest or feature story. Background, facts, data and statements (properly quoted) belong in a news story.