What qualifications do journalists need these days?


What qualifications do journalists need these days?

Too often their sentence structure has me reading a newspaper article over and over, trying to get the meaning. Too often their sentences are like the example that teachers used at school, in the days when they understood sentence structure,  ‘For sale, a piano by a lady with carved legs’. A TV sports reporter said recently that Serena Williams had “only given birth 10 months ago.”  I assumed she meant to say ‘had given birth only 10 months ago.’  The correct use of words and punctuation can make a big difference to the listeners’ understanding of those words.

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National Party Leader Simon Bridges, with his wife Natalie and two of his three children.

There was another example on Stuff yesterday morning about ‘the anointed ones’ appearance yesterday. Quote:

There had been murmurs in National ahead of the weekend about whether or not Ardern would gatecrash Bridges’ big day from maternity leave. end quote.

Bridges’ big day from maternity leave?

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What the ..?

 

by The Blonde


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