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. 60: TV journalists never “interview” people. They always “sit down with” them.

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June 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists

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Rule No. 59: Real-world values rarely increase “exponentially.” It just sounds cooler than “a lot.”

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October 6, 2014 at 6:12 pm

The Reader’s Guide to Journalists

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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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Written by Alex

September 17, 2014 at 2:05 pm