Opening paragraph just repeats the headline, claims journalist

 The opening paragraph of too many news stories just repeats the headline, with one or two extra words added, a journalist claimed today.

And the following sentence inevitably starts with the word ‘and’, he contined. James Nibwit (28), who has been out of work since accusing his boss of shoddy writing, posted his damning indictment of modern journalistic standards on a satirical online news website.

‘I’m fed up with clichéd styles of writing where invariably the subject of the story gets first mentioned in the third sentence, followed by his age in brackets, and then something he is supposed to have said is inserted round about the fourth sentence. If there’s a swear word that will be given a paragraph all to itself, censored with asterisks, like we can’t then tell what the offensive word is.

‘The whole thing is a pile of f***ing crap.’

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Posted: Sep 6th, 2013 by

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