Wayne Freedman: The Purpose in Writing Less

Posted: April 2, 2012 in employment

Sometimes less is more. In fact, when you sit down to write – it’s always more. Wise words from the front thanks to KGO’s Wayne Freedman in San Francisco.

http://www.rtdna.org/pages/posts/keep-it-simple-how-overstuffing-news-packages-blurs-the-story1583.php

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Comments
  1. Drew Keller says:

    Freedman is great. And I love the idea of “errors of congestion”, letting your fear cloud your ability to sift through what is important and what is confusing.

    • Agreed. I tell students considering the journalism trade that if you can’t boil the story down to a ten-second pitch – then you really don’t know what your story is about. Brevity is the soul of wit. So I guess Sunday’s 600-word “Do You – You Tube” post wasn’t too witty. Good, fast and cheap – pick any two. I’m a work in progress. Thanks, Yeager

    • I’m actually hoping to get together with Wayne soon. The guy is an amazing talent.

  2. Thank you for this link! I am taking this quote to heart: “Rather than errors of omission, he committed errors of congestion…” That’s useful in so many realms of life!

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