By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson
The FutureBook: Orna Ross, the Pudding Would Like a Word
At The FutureBook:
What’s important is for all of us to remember that our words, our expressions of opinion, can be hurtful, wrong, unfair, damaging. It’s incumbent upon us to be careful.
A tip from the long-lost arts of journalism: None of us knows what another is thinking, feeling, believing, or wishing. A good journalist never writes, “The police believe the Pudding was one egg short of a true Yorkshire.” Instead, he writes, “The police say they believe the eggs were not fresh but stale.”
Had Ross taken a moment to write, “Porter says he wishes this self-publishing lark would just stop,” she might have realized that she’d never heard the Pudding say any such thing.
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