by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies
Is it just me, or are Americans becoming more accustomed, at an earlier age, to hearing, reading, and saying words that used to be taboo?
For a quarter-opening exercise in my JOUR 441 class, I asked each student to bring two short magazine clippings to share with the rest of class. One was to be an example of an engaging, non-inverted pyramid lead. The other was to be a bit of concrete (as opposed to abstract), “show, don’t tell,” detail.