The story about the lonely zebra in another state that escapes from the zoo and is recaptured when it takes an interest in a police officer's horse? Definitely soft news, unless, for instance the chase for the zebra causes a traffic snarl that leads to a violent road rage incident. (See "If it bleeds, it leads.")
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Welcome to EL 227, "News Writing." The course website is located at http://jerz.setonhill.edu/teaching/EL227. I will update the online syllabus periodically, so the printout I give on the first day of classes is just for your convenience. The official ... Read More