Why Newspapers Have Gone to Hell
No, the answer cannot be found in the reductionist explanation by experienced newsman James O'Shea.
O'Shea, an experienced reporter and editor, misses the story and writes poorly. If only we could send his terrific assignment back to the rewrite desk for fixing.
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