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Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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5 Responses

  1. Pauly says:

    Those titles are lazy, yet SEO-friendly. We all can’t be as clever and snarky as the Brits.

  2. KenP says:

    “I believe that a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true.”

    OK, it is a quibble but whatever…

    I’ll trust minds more than hearts. Hearts seem to keep getting us into bigger messes. And heart strings are what cheap journalist and politicians pluck.

  3. Jason says:

    As the corporations that run the media get larger and larger, how much of this tendency to make headlines questions is driven by the fear of litigation? After all, if you don’t come out and make a statement you aren’t being libelous. Journalism isn’t dead, but there are an awful lot of people trying to make it that way.

  4. Jim The Knife says:

    One of my many pet peeves is what the media calls “newsworthy”.
    Here is a classic example:
    A few weeks ago there was killing spree in an old folks home. 7 dead.
    The media reported it…THAT’S NEWS
    They gave us the death toll, type of weapon…THAT’S NEWS.
    They interviewed “eye witnesses” and administrative folks. THATS NEWS

    Then they interview relatives of the victims and that IS NOT NEWS.
    Who give a shit what the relatives think? Apparently most Americans
    do or they wouldn’t continually do it.
    Don’t misunderstand me. I’m sorry that these folks lost their loved ones and wish them well….. BUT… I do not need or want to see them on the news broadcast. It’s NOT news.

  5. Da Goddess says:

    I’m tired of news as entertainment. Whatever happened to the facts? Just the facts? And don’t even get me started on that “follow us on Twitter/Facebook/the blog”. Stick to televised or printed news, folks. And get it right. Spell correctly. Use good grammar and punctuation. Make us all proud of you.

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