M. Alex Johnson – Journalist at Large

An analog journalist in a digital world

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The Reader’s Guide to Journalists

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Rule No. 56: All heroes are “unsung” up until the moment they appear on morning network television.

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September 18, 2014 at 11:27 am

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Rule No. 55: A person is “well-known” if spell-check doesn’t underline his or her name in red.

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September 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

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Rule No. 54: “At first glance” means we started with this lede, but the reporting didn’t pan out.

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September 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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Rule No. 52: All suburbs are “leafy.” They always have “well-manicured lawns.”

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April 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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Rule No. 51: When we describe something as “cutting edge,” we mean we don’t know how it works.

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March 31, 2014 at 2:37 pm

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 50: If the bullet wound is anywhere above the shoulders, the victim was shot “execution style.”

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March 28, 2014 at 11:36 am

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists (Cont’d)

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Rule No. 49: An “expert” is anyone who has been quoted on a subject more than once.

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March 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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