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You find the most important thing that really grabs you, and put it right up top. Don’t bury the lead. Put it at the top.…
Well, news is anything that’s interesting, that relates to what’s happening in the world, what’s happening in areas of the culture that would be of…
So, yeah, I think it had a major effect. I think in franchising younger people, it was just an idea that’s never been trotted out…
So no one should rely on television either for their knowledge of music or for news. There’s just more going on. It’s an adjunct to…
It’s not a good thing to be friends with people you’re covering. There’s just no point in doing it. It’s tempting, but they’re not going…
But music raises a lot of issues. Music is something that matters to people a lot, and they put a lot of passion into it.…
I came over here and worked for rock magazines, and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism, a very…
And that’s very important, too, ’cause a lot of people just assume everyone’s a Democrat, or everyone’s a Republican or whatever, and they’re not. And…
And so popular culture raises issues that are very important, actually, in the country I think. You get issues of the First Amendment rights and…
And I think a good writer’s gonna make it interesting. From the first paragraph it will all be interesting. Just work at it and work…
I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow…
Whomever you’re going to interview, you have to be interested in what it is you want to know from them. You have to be interested…
Well, in features, and in writing especially, it’s often the style of the writer comes in.
Well, a lead is the most important thing about the story.
Unless you’re doing a feature piece, which is going to be longer, and you have more time to get into stuff.
Television’s not going read stories to you.
Television’s very dependent on images. That’s not what news is.
Some of the most important stories don’t lend themselves to television treatment.
It’s gonna be short if it’s news; put it at the top. Style’s not an issue, just make it news.
If you ask questions that interest you, you’ll get answers that interest your audience.
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