This is the blog of the feature writing class at the University of San Francisco for Spring semester 2015. I'm leaving some of the old links up for awhile.
I do miss being able to sit down and physically hold a paper in my hand, being able to turn through the pages, and not have to squint at a LED computer screen! However, I think that modern day journalism gets news to it's readers faster and more efficiently. If there is an error, within minutes or hours it can be fixed where as before, it would have to wait till the next edition.
We can still get hard copy, of course, and supplement it with the web site - or vice versa. It is true that online brings great immediacy, and that's valuable - as long as somewhere down the line someone pulls the snippets together into a coherent substantive story. Can't argue with the notion online makes corrections quick and easy - but it also makes it easy to *erase* your errors and pretend they never happened.Lot of dashes!mr
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