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Recent downturns in the news industry have perpetuated the use of grim language

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

October 1, 2018

If you know a bit about journalism, perhaps you’re familiar with the old saying, “If it bleeds, it leads.” For those who are out of the loop, this saying refers to the idea that, basically, bad news—death, catastrophe, misfortune— commands the attention of readers more than good news. If t...

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