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Four years on #newsdesks isn't long enough to be preaching, but one big learning I had at @scroll_in was this: writing the daily news is an art that needs great editorial care. Very few speed #newsdesks truly bother about this, and do a lot of harm. #Media

Here, I explain how.
Sans the "glamour" of reporting, desk writing/#editing of news is often presented to newbies as the poorer cousin of field work. Websites with sections for fast-paced news tend to think that their words don't matter, their speed and reach do.

#DigitalNews #IndianMedia #newsdesk
For instance, how many news writers care about preventing misinformation by dwelling on simple points like the difference between a "judge's observation" & a "court order"?

Or, the distinction between a proposal, Cabinet approval, Bill, Act, notification, & rules? Look at this:
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Media advisory: the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race this Easter. 125 miles on the Kennet & Avon Canal and Thames. Reminder that a full #dwcanoerace press pack is live: dwrace.co.uk/competitors-se… @TelegraphSport @TimesSport @BBCSport (press release bit.ly/2KI3eJb) Thread:
Many great stories: small Cornish club @FoweyCanoeClub vying for wins in multiple classes, coached by ex @TeamGB Olympic canoe coach Brian Greenaway. Story: bit.ly/2Up5zIy @CornishGuardian @cornishtimes
Chelmsford Canoe Club racer Keith Moule (bro of @K1Steve) & Tom Sharpe of @RichmondCanoeUK aiming to win. Both @GBCanoeMarathon athletes. Can they break 40 yr old course record? Story: bit.ly/2PevdyF @richmondtimes @EssexLiveSport @radioessexnews @EssexNewsDesk
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